apparently richt thought that his assistants weren't being paid enough so he gave them money from his own pocket. that violates the ncaa's not at all well-reasoned no supplemental pay rule, so he was admonished.
Just to clear this up, as I'm sure the question about Bri'onte Dunn potentially opening back up will be asked several times:
Dunn and Pittman both say they're sticking with OSU.— Bill Greene (@BillBankGreene) December 20, 2011
That's OSU's main guy on Scout. Other sources are saying the same thing.
The site is already slowing down and I am bored, I figured I'd start a liveblog if anybody was interested to discuss the reaction to the Ohio sanctions. Hope this isn't a problem:
After enjoying reading about the pain of the buckeye nation after the sanctions, I saw this article on the headers. Any validity to this - or more buckeye propaganda?
He seems pretty solid to me - couldn't read the article since it's paywalled, but just curious if this held any weight at all.
[Ed-Ace: Just a misleading headline. Thomas is solid. 247 wanted some clicks. They got me, too.]
Couldn't resist posting, simply because of the quote.
[are you in interested in Florida]
"No," Borges said. "This is Michigan, for god sakes. In the noble words of someone we all know and love.
One thread to rule them all;
One thread to find them (guilty of Major Violations);
One thread to bring them all (additional scholarship reductions);
And in Columbus bind them (during bowl season).
EDIT: Check, check, check, and check. Ohio will not be eligible for post-season play next year, which includes the B1G Championship game. The NCAA added 4 scholarship cuts to Ohio's self-imposed 5, and added a year of probation. Tressel also hit with a Show-Cause.
EDIT II: There is some confusion about the lost scholarships. My understanding is that 9 scholarships over 3 years means that they have to AVERAGE a maximum of 82 scholarships per year over the next three years, as opposed to the typical maximum of 85 per year.