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Submitted by SanFrancisco_W… on August 10th, 2011 at 7:13 PM

There was really nothing extravegant on the show we didn't already know. I figured they were going to address Torg's statements.  Let's get this deleted and not give legs to a rumor when his own station won't bring it up in an interview with Forde...recruits don't need to hear this.

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UMinChi2010

August 10th, 2011 at 9:40 PM ^

 

 

Just wanted to throw this story out, as it is somewhat relevant. For Christmas my sister bought me a picture of the big house. Knowing one player on the team pretty well, she asked him if he could get denard to sign it for her, he proceeded to get much, at least 30-40, of the team to sign it for no cost of any sort. 

UMinChi2010

August 10th, 2011 at 10:00 PM ^

yeah sorry, didnt mean to make it sound like they were doing anything wrong, more that for no reason at all at least 30 players on our team were signing a picture for a brother of a friend of a teammate. she even just asked for one and i guess denard just said leave the picture in the locker room and a bunch of they guys will sign it. that doesn't sound like players that are charging for autographs. 

Butterfield

August 10th, 2011 at 7:27 PM ^

IF any of this is true, ignorance of what your players are doing doesn't absolve you of your sins.  For a program still on NCAA probation from the practice issues, it would be awful news for the program and our recruiting class could fall apart.  Huge IF, of course. 

EZMIKEP

August 10th, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

Was trying to say is if it were to come out that some players on our team gave auto graphs on memorabilia excetra They will be punished properly and that will be the end of it. There will not be some far reaching investigation into a coaching staff because our coaching staff is not a dirty dirt ball dirtbag piece of shit that intentionally turns a blind eye like jim tressel has for the last 20 years

Volverine

August 10th, 2011 at 7:24 PM ^

No offense, but I hope you're dead wrong. I know that store though and can't really believe it would get in a scandal like this. It feels like such a mom-and-pop shop

Geaux_Blue

August 10th, 2011 at 8:30 PM ^

this store rumor emerged the same time that denard was being accused of selling tickets to games to wealthy alumni who blackmailed him into staying. of course, this rumor failed to pass the smell test of WHAT TICKETS HE WOULD HAVE TO SELL THAT ALUMNI WOULD PAY MORE FOR THAN 50 YD LINE TICKETS.

i stress this heavily because these stories were paired together equally through the 'same source.' to believe UM players sold autographs to this store would be to believe Denard sold tickets to wealthy boosters who forced him to stay and not transfer.

Kal

August 10th, 2011 at 7:27 PM ^

UM players COULD be involved. Sounds like speculation to keep his listeners from jumping off the ledge. I hate when people tie programs to something without actually knowing anything at all. God forbid an Ohio radio program has an agenda when their program is a sinking ship.

BRCE

August 10th, 2011 at 7:29 PM ^

I put zero stock into that. Sports talk radio is rarely a credible news source and I only cared about the OSU story after ESPN went with it.

This "Torg" guy is probably just talking out of his ass to save it from angry Buckeyes.

Darth Tressel

August 10th, 2011 at 7:34 PM ^

http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2011/08/10/story-columbus-ohio-state-denies-espn-report-football-allegations.html?sid=102

OSU is flat out denying they even received a letter from the NCAA. If you have a 24/7 account, you can read Bucknuts' story on OSU's denial of said letter from the NCAA.

http://ohiostate.247sports.com/Article/OSU-Denies-Story-On-New-NCAA-Issues-34908

Also, if you're listening to The Fan online, you will get crap rock during the commercial time.

Yeoman

August 10th, 2011 at 8:02 PM ^

OSU isn't lying, ESPN isn't lying, and the report misreported OSU's statement. As you pointed out yourself, "the response from OSU says 'no new allegations' but the report says OSU denied receiving a letter about additional investigation."

stefan-nyc

August 10th, 2011 at 8:13 PM ^

I believe the following excerpts from the Dispatch article point to a possible explanation of what's going on:

 

[1]  The university has received no indications from the NCAA that it could face additional allegations or findings, Lynch said.

[...]

[2]  The letter did not make any references to an ongoing investigation of the football program, Lynch said.

[3]  “The university has not received any additional allegations from the NCAA ... We do not anticipate discussing any additional allegations” on Friday, Lynch wrote in a statement.

Excerpt 1 could well be the "talking point" that OSU's PR machine wanted to make.  That is, even if the letter said that OSU's Football Program remains under investigation, that does not, in and of itself, indicate that OSU will face any other allegations or findings.

In excerpt 2,  Lynch may have strayed from this "talking point," stating that the letter did not make any reference to an ongoing investigation.

In excerpt 3, a written statement by Lynch is quoted, in which he gets back in line with the "talking point" in excerpt 1.

Given the efforts of the OSU PR machine this week, you can probably go ahead and add another $10,000 or so to the $800,000 bill OSU is racking up on its "defense."

Silly Goose

August 10th, 2011 at 7:34 PM ^

There is nothing wrong with getting a player's autograph and selling it. A quick ebay search shows just how easy it is to find the stuff. Hell, the university is holding a fan day this weekend where a big part of it is meeting the players and getting their autograph. I would ignore Torg until something truly concrete comes out.

Lionsfan

August 10th, 2011 at 8:53 PM ^

The difference is that with OSU the players were a direct link. There was no middle man, just players selling stuff intended only for players (rings, pants, etc) directly to fans and pocketing all the cash. What the previous poster was talking about is a player giving an autograph to a fan, then that fan sells it online and keeps the change himself. There's a difference

DaveInNerk

August 10th, 2011 at 7:38 PM ^

Ohio State University denies an ESPN report that officials received a letter last week from the NCAA informing the university that other issues involving the football program remain under investigation.

OSU spokesman Jim Lynch said this evening that ESPN’s report, based on multiple unidentified sources, is incorrect.

ESPN’s Pat Forde reported: “This is basically going to be a two-pronged investigation; there’s going to be more allegations to come in the future.” Comment was being sought from ESPN on Ohio State’s denial of its story.

The university has received no indications from the NCAA that it could face additional allegations or findings, Lynch said.

Lynch said that OSU President E. Gordon Gee received a letter from the NCAA on Aug. 3, but it concerned only procedural matters about the appearance of OSU officials before the Infractions Committee on Friday.

The letter did not make any references to an ongoing investigation of the football program, Lynch said. Ohio State cannot immediately release the letter because if must undergo legal review prior to its release, he said.

“The university has not received any additional allegations from the NCAA ... We do not anticipate discussing any additional allegations” on Friday, Lynch wrote in a statement.

 

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/08/10/Ohio-State-den…

HAIL-YEA

August 10th, 2011 at 7:39 PM ^

I haven't head any mention of UofM. Who was is that made that claim..was it the shows host? Because if thats the case then w/e im not gonna put any stock in it.