#ohio state

No surprise there.

They’re saying now he may have taken up to $40K for signing memorabilia over the past few years. That’s on top of the cars and whatever else he was doing. All under resigned-but-should-have-been-fired coach Jim Tressel. Who of course knew everything that was going on yet said nothing and then lied about it.

Oh, and he let Pryor and other players now suspended play in their bowl game last year. A game which they barely won thanks to Pryor’s 336 total yards.

Ohio State AD should be the next to go. Then the school President. 

The only real question is just how big of an example the NCAA makes of Ohio State? Worse than USC? If so, seasons will be erased, scholarships taken, and no more bowl games for quite some time. 

In the morning he would read the Bible with another coach. Then, in the afternoon, he would go out and cheat kids who had probably saved up money from mowing lawns to buy those raffle tickets. That’s Jim Tressel.

A former Tressel colleague on the coach

Tressel has already resigned (which is a disgrace — he should have been fired).

Ohio State AD Gene Smith should be fired.

And star QB Terrelle Pryor, already suspended for the first five games next year, is probably done for good as well

What a shitshow.

For more than a decade, Ohioans have viewed Tressel as a pillar of rectitude, and have disregarded or made excuses for the allegations and scandal that have quietly followed him throughout his career. His integrity was one of the great myths of college football. Like a disgraced politician who preaches probity but is caught in lies, the Senator was not the person he purported to be.

George Dohrmann with David Epstein take down Ohio State coach Jim Tressel for Sports Illustrated

I’m still hearing Ohioans who are apologizing for him even today after his resignation. It’s unbelievable. Read this entire thing and it will be very clear what a total disingenuous slimeball Tressel is.

And this isn’t a one-year or one-incident thing. His jackassery spreads years (and decades if you count his nonsense at Youngstown State as well).

That Ohio State didn’t throw his ass out immediately — and that they let him resign — is a disgrace.

The Ohio State fan base blindly is supporting Ohio State and Jim Tressel. It’s almost gotten to the point that he beats Michigan, he wins 10 games, he goes to BCS bowl games, they’ll support him no matter what he does as far as the fan base. If this would have happened to John Cooper, not only would they have fired him, they would have actually lined it up and had a firing squad and fired him.