uofmfootball97

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:16 AM ^

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?

UMdad

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:16 AM ^

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"

brewandbluesaturdays

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:20 AM ^

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...

johnvand

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:23 AM ^

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....

Zone Left

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:31 AM ^

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.

Boknowsall

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:32 AM ^

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?

brewandbluesaturdays

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:44 AM ^

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.

Bluerock

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 AM ^

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".

Zone Left

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:43 AM ^

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.

PitchAndCatch

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:38 AM ^

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.

Blue_Sox

December 23rd, 2010 at 11:50 AM ^

Just breaking from Twitter:

 

 

 

Eleven Warriors
5 football student-athletes from OSU must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel
 
 

Eleven Warriors
Adams, Herron, Posey, Pryor and Sol Thomas must repay $ and benefits ranging in value from $1,000 to $2,500. (to charity)

jhackney

December 23rd, 2010 at 12:04 PM ^

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.