spoiler alert: i linked this
The local sports radio host in Columbus, the Common Man and the Torg, reported during their show at about 3:30 today that "Mr. Ellis", which, for those who don't remember, is the alias of the whistleblower for the SI article that was the last nail in Tressel's coffin, did not talk with NCAA investigators. According to them, he sat down with the NCAA investigators, ready to spill the beans, but then the investigators turned on a tape recorder and asked him to sign forms. Ellis got up and left without saying anything. The Columbus radio show hosts speculate that Ellis is afraid of being killed by the tattoo parlor owner, Eddie Rife. I'm not sure if they were serious about that.
It seems like the Torg knows who Ellis is, and he may even know him personally. Last week, when it was reported that Ellis was going to sit down with the NCAA, Torg was very worried and was hoping to high heaven that none of the OSU players interviewed by the NCAA. It's a bummer that Ellis didn't talk, but it is still possible that he may change his tune later. But hey, even if Ellis doesn't talk, it is still gonna be some nice sanctions for OSU.