UMich87

January 2nd, 2011 at 10:58 AM ^

Don't these dealerships run credit checks anymore?  This is a kid who has to hawk memoribilia for tat money.  Good thing TP didn't buy.  Some credit manager could have lost his job for that.

BRCE

January 2nd, 2011 at 11:23 AM ^

Tressel is just as skilled at damage control as he is dirty. That's why none of this ever "bites him in the ass" the way everyone has been waiting for it to for the last 8 years.

BRCE

January 2nd, 2011 at 11:52 AM ^

The power play to get everything he wanted out of the most recent situation (getting the players in the Sugar Bowl, a pledge for next year, AND a built-in PR excuse) shows to me that Tressel is on another level than Carroll or anyone else I have ever seen at this game.

If there's any justice, it will all come crashing down for him. But I'm not holding my breath anymore. The man is truly cunning.

mgoblue0970

January 2nd, 2011 at 3:25 PM ^

You're not looking at the big picture...The whole state of ohio has a hardon for Tressel... nothing is going to happen.  People loved Pete Carrol too -- but only on Figueroa Street.  Tressel has never had a Bill Plaschke or Michael Rosenberg gunning for him.  Sure, Tressel is dirty, but who is gonna blow the whistle?  Nobody near tUoOS.

jblaze

January 2nd, 2011 at 11:27 AM ^

When this info and the selling of the rings incident went public, OSU basically says we investigated and nothing happened, FU, why is that allowed? why didn't Michigan do the same?
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Urban Warfare

January 2nd, 2011 at 11:48 AM ^

OSU self-reported these idiots, then informed the media after the investigation was complete.   They had procedures in place and cooperated fully with the NCAA.  As I understand the Michigan violations, the first time the NCAA heard about them was when it appeared in the local papers, after which Michigan self-reported. 

Hoken's Heroes

January 2nd, 2011 at 11:38 AM ^

....and we all know it. Improper benefits to athletes at OSU is like anal rape in prison. Everyone knows it happens but no one does anything to stop it. They just turn a blind eye. The best thing that can happen is that OSU loses their bowl game and goes on a decade losing streak to Michigan after Harbaugh comes in and turns the program around! :)

ST3

January 2nd, 2011 at 12:16 PM ^

That's where they take a double, swap out a bed for a bunk bed, add a desk, and voila, you have a triple. It sucked because there were still just two small closets for three people. The only benefit was I got to live on the same floor as future blog star, Steve Sharik. At least I think it's the same guy. How many Steve Sharik's can there be?

ColsBlue

January 2nd, 2011 at 12:50 PM ^

This practice of "loaners" has been around for years at thee OSU.  Maurice Clarett had similar run-ins with the state highway patrol, rarely, if ever, in his own car. 

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/2004-11-26-clarett-cars_x.htm

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=1612990

He, much like Pryor, always had the right excuse and was backed by his AD and head coach.  So, so, shady.  Maybe if Pryor gets a bur in his saddle after his suspension, he'll turn on Tressel and the school to help the investigation. 

4godkingandwol…

January 2nd, 2011 at 12:53 PM ^

... I'd be careful being to self righteous about this.  It is a very common practice in many programs.  Back in my day at UM there were more than a few football players driving around in some of the latest model SUVs.  Usually, the lease is under an aunt's name or something like that. 

Wendyk5

January 2nd, 2011 at 1:08 PM ^

My son's friend just came over wearing a TP jersey and an Ohio State sweatshirt. I actually had to touch the sweatshirt when I moved it from one place to another. I feel bad kicking a ten year old out of my house. Maybe I'll just go for a long drive. 

decadoug

January 3rd, 2011 at 12:04 AM ^

the car thing is pretty common at most schools as another poster pointed out above. Most of these athleets get some kind of "improper" benefit. Granted OSU is pretty shady on a lot of things, and I'd love nothing more than for them to burn, however, Tressel did come out and say that the "over practicing" happens at most major schools and wasn't a big deal, when the rest of the media was trying to crucify us for it. As much as I hate OSU, I feel honor bound to not sling mud, but to let them get caught on their own and fry for it.