There's no way that they don't get investigated after this...there will be more sanctions imposed and I can't wait to watch their program burn
This just in from Columbus...
He just said he's had a player murdered. TP hasn't told him yet about everybody?
Don't think the NCAA can ignore this one.
Relax guys, he just took so long because he cared more about the kids than NCAA violations.
I am so confused. I thought he just didn't know about tats. Were the tats paid for with drugs? Were the gold pants actually spray painted rock cocaine?
I would wildly speculate that the tat guy was tied up in a drug conspiracy and in tracking his cash flow they came up with the trinket dealing. At minimum though, this means those 5 were tied up with a character more unsavory than the average college town booster.
This is just the school's self-imposed penalties. Tressy will still have to go before the NCAA where they will determine if he lied to them in December. If it is determined that he lied to the NCAA they will come down on him similar to what they are going to do the Bruce Pearl at Tennessee.
The original Pearl suspension was handed down by the SEC (shocking, I know). Where is the Big Ten? He needs to be suspended for some Big Ten games... this is ridiculous.
anyone else have no fucking clue what tressel is rambling about?
Yeah I'm sorta lost. I didn't expect talk about a drug trafficking email so I had a hard time figuring it out.
Brian needs to do a UFR on this presser.
He is talking in circles even though he said at the onset that he would not do that.
awwww...jimmy was just concerned for the well being of his pwayers :( didn't know they'd get in twubble
"Coach Tressel's decision (to hide NCAA violations) was from the heart"--haha...nice one Gene!
Trying to hide behind a federal investigation is shit. He is flat out admitting to covering up the whole thing.
"Obviously I didn't know." Yeah right.
Who suspended Pearl for half of the SEC's league games - the SEC or Tennessee? Considering they both lied to the ncaa it wouldn't look to good if the SEC levies a harsher penalty than the big ten or Tennessee levies a harsher penalty than OSU.
The SEC did, Tennessee fined him $1.5 million.
The NCAA bought off on the 5 game suspensions for the players, and it was ridiculous and everyone knew it. They took a huge hit in credibility in exchange for the bowl $. But Tressel WAS A PARTY TO all those discussions, and didn't say a word. He said things during those discussions about morals and punishment and redemption. He said 5 games would do it and his boys would make it right. And he was lying to their face the whole time, and even if they wanted to sweep it under the rug they can't - Yahoo exposed it.
The NCAA can't ignore this, it would mean the end of their organization. And like everyone else, they love themselves more than anything else.
2 games isn't nearly the end here. I don't know why the NCAA allowed themselves to be quoted by the AD as being involved with TSIO's investigation, but it's odd. 2 games is odd, the whole presser was odd. My guess is that today was just a stall tactic until they figure out what the hell to do.
What a steaming vat of crap. He was maintaining confidentiality? Who believes this?
I dont remember learning about that one in school...?
He's using the word "probably" a lot. I "probably should have" done this, and it "probably would have been a good idea" to do that.
I just want to know what actually happened.
That's probably "confidential" also.
Total slap on the wrist
Media: TRESSEL COULD BE FIRED
George Bush quote!? FIRE HIS ASS!!!
not political at all but maybe Bush isn't the best person to quote from.
Quoting George Bush? :laughs:
Like tell my bosses and our lawyers about a MAJOR EFFING RISK to the University?
i fucking hate ohio state.
tressel is a complete liar (so is the AD standing next to him). here he is a head coach of a top program for 10 yrs, yet he says he didn't have a good understanding of how to handle legal issues.
WHAT A CROCK!!! he admitted he's had a player murdered, others involved in drugs and others incarcerated during his coaching career. yet he doesn't know to go to the universities legal council to seek advice when an issue arises.
complete nonsense. the ncaa better hit these lying bastards hard!
He should get a hell of a lot more than a hand slap, but I'm glad he isn't gone because all we would have heard from the a-holes from that "school in Ohio" was that we couldn't have beat Tressel.
"Now Tressel is quoting George Bush."
There's no chance the NCAA 'accepts' these self imposed sanctions....there will be an investigation that uncovers more than we can imagine
I have a sinking feeling that this will be the end of it. The school hires lawyers who would recommend a self-sanction that would appease the NCAA. They would only do a 2 game suspension if they thought they would get away with it.
He's a liar. He fessed up because he got caught. There's no backing away from this. If not the end, it's the beginning of it
The incoherence of that screamed guilty. But the George Bush quote might as well be the nail in the coffin.
From the Bucknuts forums:
"What happens to the person that sold out the program? They must be somebody close, a compliance person, the person that came to Tress with the info on the players. Tressel must know who it is. My question is obviously this person if we find out who it is, is going to get all kinds of blame. Think Steve Bartman type treatment. Death threats and stuff like that. They will for certain have to move out of C-bus. Whistle blowers aren't usually treated kindly no matter what business they are in. So what happens to him/her? And if you were this person, would you have turned your program in? A program that you love?"
Classy OSUfan. You should see all the replies in support.
but i'm sure the informant was thinking of the players. and how coach tressel could help these players. they were thinking only of the best interests of these players.
can't you understand that?
justin boren is a double agent
I think a lot of people here would go to the AD and tell them they have a chance to self-report before they do it themselves, and know its for the good the program in the long run. Thats definately what I would do.
He should be dubbed Saint Tressel by the Pope.
Where are the notice of allegations, the deep muliple months investigations, and the hearings before the NCAA? So this guy gets to own up to lying only after the media outed him, and gets this all to go away instantly by sitting out a couple cupcake games and writing a check?
This doesn't warrant a finding of lack of institutional control or failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance or any of that bad stuff? Or at least an investigation into whether that exists.?
Come on. This is nonsense. Total nonsense. This is an insult to every school that has been put through hell for lesser offenses than lying to the NCAA.
I know a bunch of you predicted this but I really thought that school in Ohio would rise up to do the right thing. . .instead they are rushing to defend his character. Gangsta' justice.
And what is all of this BS about feelings? That's their defense, he feels bad? This is so far over the top that I'm not sure the national media can ignore it.
this is such a show! Excuse me while I hurl.
He's also sorry about everything that went down at Youngstown State too. So, all is well, so well.
"I am sorry and disappointed this happened. At the time the situation occurred, I thought I was doing the right thing"
Yes, because hiding serious violations involving 5 of your best players from the NCAA is obviously the right way to go about things. I mean, all that serious language in your contract and the NCAA bylaws is just for show.
Seriously, if the NCAA doesn't bring the hammer down here.... well sadly I won't be surprised one bit. To me this is every bit as bad as the Reggie Bush situation. At least the USC admin could feign ignorance...
This has to be worse than the USC situation or even the Ed Martin situation because it was THE COACH of the football team that has already admitted guilt. Not a booster, an agent, not a player's family member, THE COACH.