spoiler alert: i linked this
OSU got some good news with the results of the BMV investigation. They were understandably pleased and announced they were canceling an independent investigation they had planned. As many pointed out here, some questions were left unanswered. Presumably the NCAA will still have some interest in the loaner cars, statements from former players about car deals, shaky OSU compiance records and other car related smoke.
That leads to the obvious question; what will the NCAA think of OSU's investigation? It looks like they have established a pattern of under-investigating itself, not the level of cooperation the NCAA wants. It increases the chances of the NCAA drawing out their own investigation.
Was this a calculated gamble or just another misstep in dealing with their scandal? Either way, it could lead to tougher sanctions if the NCAA uncovers infractions that OSU should have found. Dragging the process out hurts ttem too.
I haven't been following this all that closely, but there's info in here that is new to me. The one thing I can lend insight on is the fact that one of the players had dealer tags from a dealership in Marysville.
I live in Marysville, and the biggest reason they would come up to Marysville, which is 40 min from campus with no traffic, would be a high end car dealer that is open up here. It used to be a Lamborghini dealership, but now carries a variety of high cost cars. Pure and unbridaled speculation? Yes. But still very telling...