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NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Posted on: March 17, 2011 8:40 pm
Edited on: March 17, 2011 8:46 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

The chances that the Ohio State Buckeyes will be contending for a Big Ten title or a national title in 2011 have just taken a hit. The suspensions of the five Ohio State players from TattooGate, the mess that got Ohio State in all this hot water in the first place, have been upheld by the NCAA.
According to this decision, Mike Adams, Daniel Herron, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor and Solomon Thomas must sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel, as well as receiving improper benefits in 2009. These student-athletes must also repay money and benefits ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.
“While we are disappointed that our appeal request was denied, we respect the NCAA and accept its ruling,” said Gene Smith, Ohio State associate vice president and athletics director. “The players are sorry for the disappointment they have caused, will learn from their mistakes, and will strive to earn the confidence and support of everyone associated with the university through their future conduct.”
“The university remains steadfast in its commitment to continually improve the compliance education process,” said Dr. John Bruno, faculty athletics representative to the Big Ten and NCAA and Ohio State professor of psychology. “We believe that we do a good job in educating our more than 900 student-athletes, but we strive to do better to help them make good decisions.
There will be no further appeals from this point, and all five players will sit out the first five games of the 2011 season. And guess what?

Jim Tressel will be joining them. For all five games. From the Columbus Dispatch:
Ohio State and football coach Jim Tressel announced tonight that he would accept a five-game suspension for his role in the scandal that brought major NCAA violations to OSU's door.
The announcement came moments after the NCAA denied Ohio State's appeal to reduce the five-game suspensions of five football players for selling memorabilia and accepting discounts on tattoos, a violation of the NCAA extra benefits rule.
Tressel had been suspended for two games and fined $250,000 by the university for his own violations, which came to light last week. A source told The Dispatch that it was his decision to increase his suspension to five games; his fine will remain the same.
The five games that Tressel and his players will miss are against Akron, Toledo, Miami, Colorado and Michigan State. While I wouldn't worry much about Akron and Toledo if I were a Buckeye fan, those games against Miami and Michigan State could pose quite a problem to a team without it's starting quarterback, running back, wide receiver and head coach.
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Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 25, 2011 5:16 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Now that you're done investigating Ohio State, could you actually address the Scam Newton incident?



Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: March 21, 2011 1:50 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

buckcardfan said thisAs an Ohio State fan, I believe Tressel deserves his punishment. The part I have some problem with is the players being suspended for five days for selling personal property. Yes, I know it is against the rules, but five games?? Green got four games for Georgia, still to much. My point is, what the players did gave them no competitive edge, they did not do something that was going to help them "cheat to win". Tressel knew of the violations for which they could be suspended and hid the truth, he deserves to be punished. Dodd, as far as your article, if this was Auburn or Alabama you would have been crying how unjust this was, you have always been a major homer for SEC love. I do not even bother to read your articles, always a regurgitation of the same thing.

what is your problem with the SEC? the man let all of this go on, it is cheating what is your point? he's the one that turned his head while this bunch of clowns pulled all of this crap he knew it was going on, have you not followed any of this from the start my goodness he admitted to all of it. he's lucky osu did not fire him, you know as well as anyone, it's in his contract to let the administration know if he knows of any violations have taken place, it's all in black and white. Your still lucky to have him as a coach for now or at least till something else  turns up, and I am plenty certain there will be more to come, his next stop will be a asst. coach for george o'leary. birds of a feather flock together



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 7:09 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

buckeyein,

going undefeated w/o your head coach and 4 of your main players will be tough. especially with miami, and michigan state on the schedule. may i remind you MSU was co champion of the big 10 last year, and didnt lose to many role players. i think ohio state will have atleast 1 loss when tressel and company comes back for nebraska. i wouldnt be surprised if they were 3-2, but one loss is almost certain



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2011 1:12 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Bottom line is line tOSU will still be undefeated when and back in full force when have to go to NEB. Look out huskers cause here comes the buckeyes!  O-H!!!!!!!!!



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 20, 2011 11:15 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

route,

you made very good points there.  the NCAA has a lot on their plate and needs to fix things in regards to issues like these. but in a realistic sense i do not see the NCAA making a rule change to the ideas you have. hopefully though in the near future things can be fixed to a better way of punishing for breaking rules



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2011 12:27 am
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

irregardless of who you root for everyone should agree that the NCAA has an issue with consistancy in their disciplenary actions.  5 games to this team a season to that team, I really think the coaches and AD's should be held to a higher standard than the kids and for that should probably lose their jobs for things like cover ups and lying to save your in image.  The kids, the universities and the fans deserve better.  I got Ohio state buddies and their are good fans but they feel that the image of their school took a hit, not just because of what they did but how they handled it after that.  Any coach or Ad involved in a cover up has to be fired,,, plain and simple, you vannot send the message to young men that if you break the rules then lie about it then the consequenses are a few games suspension, if you do thenthey will spend the rest of their lives thinking they are above the law or rule, (see watergate,or enron,or whitewater).  Ohio State nor any other college/university or the NCAA should stand for this, and be consistant.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:38 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan
" who thinks his views has to be everyones views. everyone is entitled to their own views and morals or what not.
 Awesome point,  Now take  that point and apply it to your views.  You will feel better.  Everyone is diffrent and are raised diffrent .  Don;t mean they are bad or immoral people.  They just see things diffrent.  The fab 5 brought in baggy BB shorts.  Its the standard now.  But back than people thought like you. I don't mean no offense.  you have grown up.  I appauld you.


FIVE (5) STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  GREAT POINT :)  



Since: Feb 26, 2011
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:29 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

i didnt lose, nor win. cause its a straight oppinion. as my views are "what your parents taught you" your views were taught to you as well. im done arguing with a "grown man" who thinks his views has to be everyones views. everyone is entitled to their own views and morals or what not.



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:25 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

tartan

you lost the battle.  I am giving you your space.  Think about it :)



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: March 19, 2011 6:24 pm
 

NCAA upholds OSU suspensions, Tressel to sit too

Tartan
go into the world and rethink your views and how you other's accept the world


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