The be fair Talbott wanted a clown for his kids birthday and Pryor with his big ears and facepaint showed up. PhotoShopers get on it.
More OSU Schadenfreude: OTL Profiles Dennis Tallbott
No wonder he claims no connections. Talbott is overqualified as OSU boosters and alums go.....
TPeezy don't play dat.
Vacate everything, wipe the slate clean.
Benefiber smoothies for the whole team and staff!
I can't wait for someone to FOIA Tressel's office phone records and cross reference them with the clubs number. Add the Fall 2008 compliance forms Tressel signed for a little more disgrace for that asshole, not to mention a few extra scholarships lost.
to help fans help with the investigation.:)
It honestly wouldn't make for a bad bit of journalism to get those documents, though I'd bet a lot of money that ESPN/ Dispatch already has FOIA requests in for them and would get them back before the MGoCommunity could.
You're right. Someone (I forget who and I can't find a link to the article) submitted a FOIA request to TSIO earlier this spring for all FOIA requests the school had gotten recently on its litte dust-up with the NCAA. It was pretty entertaining, but I do think another one might be in order.
Section 1 FOIA'd Michigan for the Freep FOIA requests, but I hadn't heard anything about someone doing it for Ohio. Those phone records/ compliance forms are going to be interesting to see though. And by interesting I mean hilarious.
On a sunday morning?
From Talbott's mom:
"I have worked in the car business for many years, and some of this stuff had to do with car dealings.
What the hell is it with everyone near Ohio and cars?
How much wanna bet that his shady car dealings are also related to the buckeye players. They mentioned he goes back to the late 80's. A lot of opportunity to get close to players by "selling" or "leasing" or letting players "borrow" cars. Would be amazing if he really were employed by Wexner, too.
What else do they have?
This Talbott fellow sounds like a quality guy.
"The same newspaper article described Talbott as graduating from Kent State. His profile posted on a social media site, under an "education" heading, lists Kent State University 1989-92. His major is identified as English. Kent State officials told ESPN he attended the school for two semesters -- the fall of 1989 and of 1990 -- majoring in pre-business. They have no record of his being involved in the baseball program."
I wonder if the claim on his linkedin profile that he was "Director, Recruiting and Staffing, The Limited" was a fabrication too? Director of Staffing at the parent company of Victoria's Secret has the sound of a drunken bar boast.
Woah, what happened with your post header? Things have been messed up lately...I don't know if it's just your post being messed up or not, but for the blockquote to work you need to type it in plain text editor.
As to your question, who knows with this guy? He's lied at least once since this investigation started so it wouldn't exactly be surprising if he did again.
.....when I want to look totally legitimate. First, I lie about completing my undergraduate degree at a MAC school, then I tell people that I work for the company that owns Victoria's Secret. I also claim to have walked into Giselle Bundchen's dressing room twice, once by accident.
Go big or go home, hasn't this guy ever seen/read Catch Me if You Can?
The book and movie were going through my mind as I was reading the article....he should have just gone big - Wharton grad, Rhodes scholar, senior in an investment firm. On the weekends, a photographer and sports merchandise guy in the Columbus, Ohio area and companion to Terrelle Pryor.
Sounds a little like my resume, except I wouldn't be caught dead around Terelle Pryor.
Terrelle Pryor seems to be the living embodiment of a "bad omen". So far, everyone that has been near him has either resigned, interviewed by the NCAA or SI, or been the subject of a less-than-flattering article.
No, this is not a name you use as a reference unless you're Gordon Gee and you've recently been canned by your school's now ex-football coach.
I wonder if Gee is going to add some type of graduate certificate in subordinate hiring/management strategies when he goes looking for another job.
I also want Mike Milken and Charles Keating to chair a symposium in Columbus on investment strategy called "Making Your Own Way....No, Really, Make It Yourself". It seems only fitting....
I'd be happy with Tressel reviving his book tour. TP takes $500-$1000 for an autograph session, how much would his coach take to do the same?
Maybe Gee's found a way to do at OSU what the direct approach couldn't get done at Vanderbilt. Attack an athletic department and booster network directly and all you get is resistance. Back away from control and leave them to their own devices, and they'll eventually brew up a scandal so epic that the ordinary mechanisms for orderly NCAA wrist-slapping aren't enough to deal with the problem. Next thing you know he'll be doing a Robert Maynard Hutchins on the place.
I'm disgusted that he couldn't pay for child support. Just a selfish person.
This Pryor was a fucking genius. His life was a mess, but he was a brilliant artist. Unlike the other one.
For an Emmy?
What's the best part of this story?
(a) If Pryor had $40,000 of income during 2009, then will the Buckeye losing streak be at 24 games after the NCAA lobs some penalties their way?
(b) While Pryor can avoid testimony before the NCAA, if this raises IRS fraud issues for not disclosing income, then the IRS does have subpoena powers over tax avoidance. So we may yet hear the whole story.
(c) The institutional control issue extends to private golf courses, which leads to more potential witnesses.
(d) All of the above/
Vacated 2009 and 2010 seasons at OSU would merely mean that those who lost to them really lost to themselves, for those teams did not legitimately exist in Columbus. It would be nice if it turned "L" into "W", but it would be awesome to get the "W" against the three eligible players down there.
Is that true? I thought that USC's record for the Bush year of infamy was modified to 2 wins and 10 losses (I think he did not play in two games).
Vacating wins isn't meant to replace W's with L's, it's meant to pretend that those games never existed. OSU would take a big hit on the all time wins list (PSU and Oklahoma would pass them) but they wouldn't take a hit on their W/L%, if that makes any sense.
Actually, they would. As I understand it, the losses they have accumulated will stick. Without wins to balance that, they will see a marginal loss on their WP...
Hmm...good point. Also, they would take a small hit because these years they were winning above their historical average, but not to the tune of adding three years of nothing but losses. They might drop 1-2%, but they aren't going to take a big hit.
It would be funny to see enough vacated games to drop them below 800 all-time wins.
there is a part of me that feels really bad for the reputation of the Big Ten and somewhat bad for all of OSU players who actually were clean and played by the rules. (More than 50% of them I would guess). I have no pity for the multitude of knuckle dragging a-hole OSU fans I have met living here in Toledo, Ohio on the front lines of the U of M/OSU war zone. Indeed, nothing but Schadenfreude for them.
This is just magnificent. The coup de grace, in my opinion, comes when the press nails down the names of other current players who were on the take via Talbott. (So far, it's just vaguely suggested.) At which point, OSU's "one bad apple" argument goes out the window.
One question: why aren't the NCAA investigators still in Columbus? Gee says they left a week ago. Is he just flat-out lying?
There are things in life worth lying about, I suppose, but graduating from Kent State isn't one of them.
Dennis Tallbott being the exception, frauds don't let frauds go to Kent State....unless they can't get into OSU for some reason.
Well, we know being illiterate doesn't disqualify.
Jack Lambert/James Harrison would like to have a word with you.
A decent time to point out that the purported Denard signed material on eBay that OSU douches have been herpderping about look fake as hell
Notice that none of it is actual equipment.
To me, Talbott is a frightening reminder of what one shady, selfish, determined fan/booster can do to your program.
Obviously there are things you can and must do to limit the access of someone like this; both directly and indirectly (i.e. making goddamn sure your players know you mean it when you say stay the hell away from folks like Talbott) but ultimately, every program is vulnerable. Including us.
They are out there, greedy for access, for a new trophy for their Fancave, for something to sell, seeking to boast about their relationships with our players-- in short, ready to soil the Block M the first chance they get. Kudos to what our program does to keep the Talbotts outta our hair.