While it's known that Universities across the country give free football tickets to players, which are normally used for friends and family members, it's interesting to see how many Ohio State players used their tickets for non family members. The article states the players never touch the tickets, and the compliance department questions all receipients on details of relationship, their dealings with one another ... etc.....
It's hard to believe that anyone could back Ohio State's compliance department when you see some of the people who received tickets. It's an NCAA known rule that tickets cannot go to anyone who has business dealings with a players, and it came public that the compliance department regularly sent players to Aaron Kniffin at Jack Maxton and Jason Goss at Auto Direct. Then, how would the compliance department say they didn't know the players dealt with them when they were given free tickets??? That's a violation right there against Ohio State's program and compliance department.
"Ted Sarniak, Pryor's mentor, was given tickets to 36 of the 39 games the quarterback played in as a Buckeye -- the most given to a non-family member. Sarniak's wife, Kathleen, had tickets to 21 games. Messages left at Sarniak's business, Jeannette Specialty Glass, in Jeannette, Pa., were not returned."
Let me guess.... Pryor never gets any money from Sarniak ... who is a millionaire????
Interestingly ... Tressel is given 40 free tickets per game ... I wondder where all of those tickets go?