shall be interesting.
OT - OSU tattoo press conference at noon
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?
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?