OSU Improper Benefits?

Submitted by BlockM on December 21st, 2010 at 3:04 PM

As reported by Dave Biddle (@davebiddle). According to his twitter profile, he is "a sports journalist who covers Ohio State Buckeyes football and basketbal for Bucknuts.com."

The tweets:

"Could be some bad news on the horizon for OSU football. Hopefully none of this is true. Will report back when I know more."

"Possible improper benefits. Players meeting with compliance officials today."

EDIT: Just to keep all the relevant info in one spot... subsequent tweets:

"Word is a tattoo artist was giving out free tats in exchange for autographs from OSU players. Again, nothing has been confirmed."

"Just talked to a current player and he is denying that any of this is true. Says he would know about it b/c it would be 'locker room talk.'"

"OSU's sports information department is also denying that any players met with compliance officials today."

Comments

briangoblue

December 21st, 2010 at 6:33 PM ^

when I saw TP's crazy Buckeye tattoo a couple years ago I thought, man that looks like a really nice one. I wondered where he got the scratch to afford one that sweet. It's colored and very well done, so I would say $350, minimum. Compare that to the Shoegate scandal at Wisconsin in the early 2000s, where some jock-sniffing shoe store owner was giving out sporting goods to guys (probably around the cost of a nice tattoo per guy), and they had to dole out thirty-some suspensions over the course of the first few weeks. They escaped their toughest games and had to sit a ton of guys against Western (I believe), where they lost. They started the season in the top 5.

octal9

December 21st, 2010 at 5:23 PM ^

To the NCAA there are Major rules violations, and there are Minor rules violations.

It doesn't matter to the NCAA if it's a $1 sweet tea gained for free @ McDonalds or a free car from your friend at the dealership; improper benefits are improper benefits.

Hardware Sushi

December 21st, 2010 at 3:37 PM ^

Couldn't agree more. Along with the Montana Tech football coach, I enjoy hearing what TP has to say more than pretty much any other college football personality.

"If I had Michigan's or Northwestern's compliance department, I'd be killing these guys' in total rules violations. Whatever, I'm 30-4 since I've been here. I should quit football"

Captain

December 21st, 2010 at 4:58 PM ^

Needs moar "everybody."

"One store may have had a pricey type of material one was looking for and the other store you researched was a couple dollars cheaper.  Everybody knows I get stuff for the most cheapest price I can cuz with research I researched the price that is the cheaperest."

rb4kb8

December 21st, 2010 at 3:17 PM ^

  1. Word is a tattoo artist was giving out free tats in exchange for autographs from OSU players. Again, nothing has been confirmed yet.
  2. Possible improper benefits. Players meeting with compliance officials today.

  3. Could be some bad news on the horizon for OSU football. Hopefully none of this is true. Will report back when I know more.