I haven't kept up on the 6 pages of comments, BUT:
TP sold his gold pants? Seriously? Isn't ths the charm tOSU players get for beating MI? Anyone who really cares about the rivalry (growing up in OH, attending UM - I have an idea) knows these are a Big Fucking Deal. Everyone outside of OSU hates TP already, but selling your Gold pants? That will alienate your own fan base at tOSU.
Even if it wasn't a violation of NCAA rules, it is a very classless way for a premiere athlete at tOSU to behave. For anything less than charity, shame on him. Yet he embarrassed himself, and OSU, and all of that is funny. But he is kind of pissing on the significance of the rivalry, for the sake of paying for some tattoos. (speculation - I don't buy for a minute that he has been living his personal life to help his mom)
I hope he takes time off (whether waiting for the draft, or during his suspension) to reflect on what kind of person he would like to be). There are enough assholes out here already.