In a couple of his radio interviews, George Dohrmann hinted at a possible follow-up article covering some of the things for which he did not have sufficient evidence to include in his original piece. There is some chatter today over on Bucknuts (and I heard it also from a friend who lives in Columbus) that SI is continuing to poke around down there. The Bucknuts chatter (rumors only) is that it has to do with the Mary Jane allegations. I asked my friend about that but he could not confirm any specifics of what SI is investigating. Stay tuned.
Rumor: SI working on another OSU article
Has anyone heard from the guy that claimed to have inside info since the article came out?
I saw some posts from BILG after the story broke. He said they hurried it to press and only wrote some of the stuff. He said be patient as more will come out. We'll see, I'll be here eating popcorn watching the competition burn.
So what's the story with BILG? Is he:
a) a guy with some kind of connection to Sports Illustrated?
b) a guy with some kind of inside knowledge of OSU's dirty laundry?
c) full of crap?
Inquiring minds want to know.
On Haloscan, he was Bend It Like Gingell. If it's the same person. I cannot speak to a, b, or c, but he's been around a long time and I remember him as a ... lively ... personality.
I remember that. I can't remember if he was ever accurate about this stuff, though.
You mean BILF...I think that is who you are referring to. If you believed in what he said, you are quite gullible (not necessarily pointing at you joeyB)...If half of what he said played out as accurately has he depicted, than the death penalty is on the table....
I am also now hearing that phrase getting tossed around due to shear number of violations....if it keeps coming, they will get hit harder than anyone except SMU (death penalty will never be used again though).
i want to believe you so bad
...But at this point it is hard to believe that. I mean if their athletic department doesn't fit that shoe, who does?
Come on this is turning into a circus, when your university has turned into a circus, me thinks there is LOIC
Their athletic department doesn't have any shoes to fill, TPeezy sold them all because he needed that cash! AMIRITE???!!!?
Tressel = Warren G. Harding
Think about it.
Because the Warren G. Harding/William Jennings Bryan rivalry is all over the blogs today.
Free coinage of silver! It's the people's money!
Warren G Harding high school.
Where did Boom Herron go to HS ? BOOM ! Warren G Harding
Harding - born in Ohio
Tressel - born in Ohio
Harding - famous for a scandal that marred his career
Tressel - famous for a scandal that marred his career
....yeah, I'm starting to connect the dots....
That both were considered sympathetic figures until after their demise-- at which time country was able to see how corrupt they really were.
Even stranger, Tressell was a coach nicknamed "The Senator." Harding, while he was a US Senator, served as his wife's Lamaze coach.
*not a true story.
would be news at this point. And I really hope nothing like that went on.
It would be pretty funny to see the reaction in Columbus if it comes out that Troy Smith was paid to throw the Fiesta Bowl.
Edit: That was a joke. I have no information whatsoever and am not saying that happened!
I call bullshit on this one. Even Tressel isn't sleazy enough to cover up a rampant drug problem. Given that the first article barely brought anything new to light, I doubt a follow up would yield that much more.
The first article mentioned that there were bags of marijauna traded for memoribilia. It probably builds on that. There were also rumors that players were dealing, so you never know.
But think about it. This story gets worse every day. And, assuming it is true that TP and other former or current Buckeyes were hanging around with Eddie Rife and trading equipment and memorabilia and signatures for cash and tats, is it really that much of a stretch to think that one or more of them swapped some of this stuff for weed and then sold some of that weed to others? I am not saying that happened, but it is a bit early to call bullshit on the idea. It would not surprise me in the least, considering the things that are coming out, if that shoe drops eventually too.
getting memorabilia is one thing (simply breaking NCAA rules), but selling drugs and covering it up (breaking the law) is another...although, I wonder if the IRS will make an appearance soon and assist with any NCAA investigation
er, I mean "resign", so I wouldn't say that it "barely brought anythng new to light".
Besides looking like a dorky uncle with a sweater vest, what makes you believe Tressel isn't sleazy?
...The author made clear there was a bunch more stuff that lawyers wouldn't let him publish. I would not doubt at all if he is trying to make more concrete connections so the lawyers provide him the green light.
Really, the only thing I want at this point -- because my cup already runneth over -- is for there to be a pay for players connection between Glenville and OSU.
I just want something to come out that implicates Thad Matta.
trying to sue SI but they wont win. I'm sure Doehrmann has to do all the necessary CYA work before they post the new accusations. Question is, where did I leave that popcorn?
between 'threatening to sue' and 'filing a lawsuit'. I don't think they'll win, because I don't think they'll ever file suit. Not only does it open the particular player, his family, and potentially other tOSU players, university to a real legal discovery process, but any theoretical basis they would have is a high-risk, low reward type of case.
But does the response of many OSU fans remind anyone else of the Chappelle's Show "Celebrity Trial Jury Selection" skit? (If someone can embed, please do...I'm stoopid).
Attorney: "He's been accused of this more than once."
Chappelle: "So?! Some people say cucumbers taste better pickled."
The best analogy is Chappelle's expectations of what evidence is necessary to overcome the prosecutor's burden of proof for the R. Kelly allegations. Watch, laugh, and giggle at the craziness of Buckeye fans.
they never found out who killed Biggy and 2Pac but arrested OJ the next day, Nicole Simpson can't rap...I WANT JUSTICE!"
I never thought there'd be a better Buckeye-scandal parallel than Brian's comparison of Tressel and the warden from Shawshank prison. But this is at least a tie.
...the same site where, last week, someone started a thread stating that big news was coming on 6/17 regarding investigations into mem-4-tats at UM as well? I am fairly certain it was.
Anyhow, until something comes out from a CREDIBLE source, I am not buying it. JT basically ran Dorian Bell off campus for multiple violations of team rules (read: where there's smoke, there's hash). I would think that Bell would have "blackmailed" JT with that information if it were true. I know the OSU situation has more layers than an ogre, but this one makes absolutely no sense, IMHO.
problem though was that the accusation never got fleshed out. the implication was there was a memorabilia shop that had OSU signed items in it that also had a lot of UM stuff. then it was claimed Denard was blackmailed into staying by a wealthy booster who threatened him using the ticketstubs he paid "lots of money for."
sadly nobody chimed in on the thread asking what tickets Denard would have that someone would pay lots of money for.
it also wimpered out due to being complete weak sauce
Bucknuts is not the OSU Scout board, it is the OSU 24/7 board.
The poster who started the most recent Bucknuts thread cites a couple of sources, but anyone can do that. Time will tell, but there is a big difference between lining up boosters to pad players' pockets, and willingly allowing a drug operation. That's all I am saying. There are just way too many variables in a drug ring.
FTR, I have thought JT was crooked since the Maurice Clarett fiasco. I believe there were a lot of behind the scenes deals going on, most of which we will never know about. I just am not buying this one.
Bucknuts cites actual sources?
Denard and some other Michigan players took stuff from under Jon Falk's nose, signed it, and drove to Columbus to exchange it for free tats?
I think Buckeye fans are missing a key point - it is possible to purchase memorabilia signed by current players without an NCAA violation having occurred. The current players (or a representative) would have be the ones selling (or trading) it for it to be a violation (not to mention stealing it).
Then we have to believe that Denard would come out with all the talk about Michigan being his family after being blackmailed.
We'll have to wait and see, if Yahoo Sports comes out with these allegations on the 17th, then ugh. Personally, I think this is Buckeye fans concocting allegations, and creating urban legend type internet rumors in hopes of starting something.
I for one will not be holding my breath on the 17th. The wishful rantings of a cooler-shitting lunatic aren't worth anyone's time.
Bucknuts is more likely to have info on OSU than Michigan, though.
Dear Ohio State,
Shit meet fan.
the shit hit the fan a while ago. at this point, it's just more shit and additional fans.
If the players had any sort of drug selling network I don't know what I'll do to celebrate