i really hope half the team gets suspended and they get waxed by Mallett in the bowl game; however, i have this weird feeling they're gonna get off with just a slap on the wrist. it would be just like the ncaa to try and minimize the damages so they can make as much money off this BCS game as possible. still trying to figure out which organization is more corrupt: ncaa or fifa?
OT - OSU tattoo press conference at noon
All this Buckeye talk has really been getting under my skin?
These pretzels are making me thirsty?
I would rather the Big 10 not look like garbage in the bowl game personally. If the Buckeyes are going to get punished for something, players getting tattoos is not something that makes me think, "yeah, crucify those fuckers!"
Twitterverse saying that Herron, Pryor, Posey, Thomas, and Adams to miss first five games in 2011.
Is it the photograph, or does Pryor have an unusually small head? I thought it would be larger with the ego he has to carry around.
WBNS radio in CBus just reported Pryor, Herron, and Posey to be suspended for forst 5 games of next season. That's a loss to Miami (YTM), and Little borther at least.
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...
Let me save you the trouble of watching the video.
Jim Tressel - "We asked all parties involved and everyone has pinky swore that there were no major violations. One player did receive $5 in benefits which he has repaid. We will be reporting to the NCAA in 'minor violation 2010 #78'"
OSU AD - "Whatever Jim says"
Suspended forever... Just a hunch
But seriously, I see nothing coming from this. If OSU was having a down year than yes they would be punished hard, but since they are a golden boy for the NCAA it'll be nothing more than a slap on the wrist...
I am sure someone has mentioned this in one of the multiple OSU Tat-gate threads, but what was the result of the Wisconsin Shoe-gate? It would seem like that would be a precedent.
He wanted everyone to know this
Guarantee they admit they did wrong, and have already paid the tattoo joint for the tattoo's. How did they get the money? Well that is protected by Ferpa....
but next year's star receiver won't be able to get straight teeth
This is only interesting if they parade everyone out there to show off the tats. Unfortunately, the odds of that are zero.
For everyone that wants to get offended about OMG TO$U, this really isn't a big deal. Even the very public incident where Tennessee players were getting freebies at a bar--discovered when they beat up a cop, resulted in only the guys who beat up the cop getting suspended.
1 scholarship and 10 practice hours for
1 scholarship and 20 hours for
and we are not penalizing Justin Boren for his
if your waiting for the NCAA to do the right thing...OSU and Jim Tressel have been
breaking NCAA rules since the get go.....
I don't think they were just signing cocktail napkins. Reports are that they were signing OSU garb, which belonged to the University. All of their gear is supplied by the University, and needs to be returned when they are done, including shoes, gloves, jersey's, all of it. To sign a pair of cleats, and trade them away is theft, and from what I have heard, they have recovered some of these items, with players signatures and numbers on them. We'll see what the NCAA chooses to do. Didn't Alabama get clipped pretty hard for 'Bookgate?
What things do they really have to give back. What about all the free workout clothes/sweatsuits they get? Gloves smell after 1 use they really have to give those and their cleats back?They also have to give the jersey's with their names on it back? I am not trying to be condescending I am really interested, doesnt anyone including you Boknowsall, have any first hand info on what can be kept/has to be returned. I had friends that played at the D2 level and they were sponsored by Adidas and they got to keep everything.
They may allow you to keep them, but while you are in school you can not sell them. AJ Green got a 4 game suspension for selling a bowl jersey for $1000.00. Not allowed. It is still the property of the University.
Where I played the budget for those things wasn't high so there wasn't much for us to keep at the end of the day...So I found this very interesting. Thanks for the info.
besides, nothing touches this skin more than once but velour
Jim Tressel...." We have conducted an internal investigation in the matter of the tats and have found that Cam Newtons father did purposely sell his son to the highest bidder.......ah......ah....I rest my case".
I just don't see this as anything to get fired up about. I mean tattoos for autographs? Really? "Pitchforks for all my friends!"
$1300 worth of sporting goods? getting into movies for free for four years? free booze?
because all of them have tangible value. this isn't just cars or bust.
I take it back.
Not sure if you know this, but some tattoos, especially the bigger ones that most football players seem to get can cost quite a bit of cash...
Specially if they are giving away the Universities clothing etc.. with autographs
A Michigan Man would never do something so unseemly!! I bet every coach in America has a special meeting to remind their team that the free meals and drinks they get at whatever place they get them is against the rules and not to do it--just like Tressel probably reviewed his countable practice hours last Fall. Any team could get caught doing something very similar.
Gonna go on and on for 2 hours about the history of tattoos and how they have developed over the years. Explain that this is a minor blip on the radar of OSU football, and everything, rest assured, is corrected. After that, he will invite the media for coffee and donuts and free candy canes.
because if we're gonna do some LOLOSULOL i'd at least like to not have an epic title error
for 2 games. Not Tressel just his vest.
hiding Tressel's amazing chest art. thing only comes out for in-house recruiting visits.
Just breaking from Twitter:
Pryor is not one of the 5 sitting out games though
Well now we know how Pryor paid for his tattoos
why am i not seeing any of those tweets when i look at elevenwarriors twitter? am i missing something?
I believe you have to be logged in to see the most recent tweets. I logged in and then they were there.
Herron, Pryor, Posey, Thomas, Adams to miss 1st 5 games in 2011
From the twitter guy.
Unless we're talking about different Pryor's...
ESPN just confirmed (lol credibility) that Pryor is one of the five.
BEST QUARTERBACKS OF ALL TIME
I would have to think this greatly increases the chances that some of those five players turn pro rather than play a season where they have to sit for five games.
Of course not... There would be no greater Christmas present in the world than if that was the case though.
Edit: Greatest Christmas gift ever...
last 5 games.
Reading this makes me glad Pyror chose osu. How could one want to sell his gold pants and especially his B1G ring?! You are a true class act Mr. Pryor. Guess he better start selling those hubcaps off his Corvette.
Verified from another source as well: http://twitter.com/marcushartman
I wonder if leaving early for the NFL is on pryors mind now?
assuming the above items are true:
how have OSU's gear audits not discovered items missing? they're supposed to account for all but one item which the player is allowed to keep yet i doubt this just started this year.
btw over/under on how many months before that tattoo place dies. bonus points awarded for manner in which it does: fire bombing? low sales? suspicious circumstances surrounding death?
It sounds like most of the stuff sold was of a personal nature, game jerseys, rings, awards, etc. OSU probably only audits the important/expensive gear: Helmets, shoulderpads, cleats.
All of the other stuff is cheap by comparison. Nobody cares about thigh pads.
But you line this up to the Cam situation, if the these players get suspended, I think the NCAA just be hatin' the Big 10
Oooooof course they get to play in the bowl. Gah.
Hmmmmm...i guess we shall see how bad the NCAA hates the Big Ten
Why couldn't it be the last 5 games?
I don’t think this proves that OSU has a lawless football program … but damn if I ain’t smiling right now.
is of course a beneficiary of all this bs.
Do you go pro if you don't have a full season to improve your draft status???
Let's hope so.
I know the twitter accounts are accurate, but if people want to hear it from the horse's mouth, here's a link: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=205058857
"Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet!"
Let me taste your tears of unfathomable sadness.
I would say smell you later and take my talents to the 5th round of the NFL draft.
FIFTH ROUND. THAT'S LIKE... THE THIRD ROUND OF PICKING
For those wondering what the first 5 games are...
9/17: at Miami (YTM)
10/1: Michigan State
4 of 5 at home against teams that are weak and/or with new coaches. Not sure how State is supposed to be next year
FYI, the games are Akron, Toledo, Miami (YTM), Colorado, and MSU.
This is a serious self-imposed penalty if true.
The wording of the tOSU press release seemed to indicate that this came down from the NCAA.
So much for "internal investigation."
pryor dominates selling stuff. if he was head of a pawn shop he'd dominate that too.
Those admission folks were making a big to-do about me needing to know how to write my name before I could come to OSU. Now I learn, I get real good at it, and I keep doing it and now they want to keep me from playing that football? Man....
I'd rather lose with Denard Robinson than win with Terrelle Pryor.
And it's gonna be glorious when we win with Denard Robinson.
Is anyone else kind of outraged by this? Cam Newton is purchased for $180,000 and sees no suspension, and the whole SEC spends recruiting cycles ruining the lives of teenagers and sees no scrutiny. In the mean time, OSU players get some free ink and sell their personal rings (stupid by the way) and get crucified for it.
university presidents and regents are asking themselves the same thing? The NCAA does not have a charter from the greek god of colleges.
While I take joy in osu's misery, I can't agree more with you. Not only is it known that Newton's dad tried to pimp him out and got away with it, but the NCAA took what seemed forever to put out contradicting statements. The NCAA seems to have moved Denard like fast on this decision.
Maybe when the giddy-ness wears off I will be able to see this situation in a logical way. Right now I only see justice, fairness and am further convinced there is a God.
The 5 players get to play in the bowl game and are suspended for the cake walk games at the beginning of the season.
They complained that we were cheating.... we got in trouble for PRACTICE. We're talking about PRACTICE.. Not taking money, no felonies..PRACTICE.
#1 Big M fan
Miami and MSU are two of those five games. MSU will NOT be a cakewalk regardless of what other Michigan fans say.
They did handled Miami pretty well this year and MSU is a home game. Only one of those games has any bearing on the Big 10 championship though. I just don't see how they can play in the bowl game. Makes no sense.
Someone brought up in another thread that the next game after MSU is at Nebraska. They may not be able to shake off the rust enough for that game, so there may be some residual effects (benefits for us).
questioned my status as a fan or my sanity, and made me laugh just by being themselves and quoting what they heard on the radio; Remember when I told you we the day would come when we would be able to laugh at tOSU for being blessed with Pryor?
I am happy to say none of that happened here. Of course, I was only reading then, not posting.
Yeah, I have posted this before. I will probably post it again. RR, you owe another silent prayer to the deity of your choice.
i have absolutely no fucking clue what this means. is Timmy trapped in a well?
This place could use a good dog to keep the sheep in line.
Did he sign it Terrelle Pryor, QB - the University of Ohio State? Just curious.
Maybe he added, "Best spread quarterback not running a spread offense?"
Future undrafted free-agent signee of the Browns?
Something tells me TP won't be B10 preseason offensive player of the year for 2011 (and, once again, isn't gonna show up on any of those fancy year-end award lists either).