In light of the Mandel SI article on OSU possibly getting off light, I've just been wondering if we should even be expecting an updated or amended Notice of Allegations from the NCAA to OSU. Mandel seemed to think that OSU would get off light simply because the NCAA's NoA was light on actual allegations, as opposed to the other purported instances of wrongdoing that have been floating around (i.e. in local news, in very informative SI articles, interviews with former players, etc). It seems like many of the other instances of wrongdoing left out of the NoA can be proved, but that they've still been left out of the scope of the NCAA's "charges" to this point. Why? Can we expect more before the August hearing (I think that's the date)?
Is there an update to the OSU Notice of Allegations coming?
don't think there are any additional allegations coming. Whether they're right or not remains to be seen.
honestly, how could they not update it? That would just be ridiculous. How does no one have any scoop on this?
I still wonder if perhaps the failure to produce a new LOI is an attempt to give OSU a chance to self-report whatever dirt should've been uncovered (since they're supposed to be digging into their program). The assumption there is that were OSU to self-report all this car business, etc. the penalty could be lighter than if they don't (and I think we all know they won't). I'm wondering if when they show up for their hearing the NCAA will produce a list of additional findings and delay the hearing to give OSU time to address them.
Is this even remotely plausible?
I know nothing but I tend to doubt it. I thought Ohio concluded their investigation which would ruin your point.
THE Ohio State University never reports any major violations that aren't already "out there." Why should they? They got rewarded for obstructing the Clarett investigation. That's' why they are so smug now. They expect to be rewarded for stonewalling this one, too.
The NCAA moves at its own pace and is highly unresponsive to outside agencies. The current NOA has essentially become Tressel against the NCAA and because he no longer works for OSU they may be content to just do something else later.
It all boils down to whether or not OSU can convince the NCAA that Tressel was totally rogue or not.
I really have a bad feeling that they'll be able to convince the NCAA of that and their vacated wins will be seen as sufficient. I just have a hunch that's the way things are gonna go down.
My guess is the car repair payment will be the smoking gun. I can't imagine that Archie would have decided it was a good idea to pay a $600 bill in April, considering the climate of the day. More likely, I would assume, was the little problem of a loaner car being given out during exhaustive auto repairs that were never done..."Uh, Auto Direct?, yeah, It's Archie. I'm going to need an invoice for those phantom repairs"
If the media's smart, they'll look for records of all those car repairs that supposedly required TP to drive all those loaner cars.
I posted this elsewhere, but Gene Smith had the following to say about it earlier in the week.
A lot of people are second-guessing your self-imposed sanctions, but it seems you followed past precedent. When you hear people confusing facts with allegations, what’s your reaction?
“That’s well said. We don’t do any of these things without communicating with the NCAA. So, we had conversations prior to last Friday and were told it was appropriate to do what we did. We also agreed to continue to investigate the matter further to make sure there’s nothing else out there. So, we kind of have a feel for where they’re going, but the matter is not closed yet.
“If something else emerges, we will be flexible enough to see if it can fit into the Aug. 12 hearing, or if we need to schedule another date. So, we’ve been in constant contact with the NCAA and we’re in step with our timetable.”
Based on internet rumors (as reliable as anything else), as of last week the only remaining issue the NCAA is looking into is the Talbott stuff.
There's going to be an explosion of anger around here. For some reason people seem to be taking these admitted and alleged violations personally.
Isn't there someone on this board that could actually answer this factually? I recall reading a post a short time ago from someone who may be very close to the epicenter.
per the twitter of cbus radio 97.1TheFan "Torg":
The ncaa investigation on osu is not over Investigator chance miller plans another round of interviews outside the program july 15 thru 20th
What is the point of going in and investigating the program, if you aren't going to use any of the stuff you turn up?
The NCAA must want to let OSU off easy.
Take this FWIW:
"...the university’s response also seemed to indicate that there’s still more that hasn’t been reported. In detailing the extensive internal review Ohio State claims to have undertaken following the January revelation of the Tressel/Cicero emails, the document states, “Neither the staff nor the institution believes any additional violations of NCAA legislation resulted from that review.”
But in the very next paragraph, it continues, “Information was reported to the University and the enforcement staff subsequent to the Notice of Allegations (issued by the NCAA April 21) that still is being reviewed. This review continues and the University will report any additional violations if necessary in the future.”
this would actually make sense in my mind why OSU wouldnt sanction itself heavly. Think about it, they hit themselves hard, and then a New NOA comes out, and then they have to hit themselves hard again. I think there play is to wait and see when its all over and then respond with what they think is appropriate and try and not get a post season ban at all costs.