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Tressel still has to pay his fine

Posted on: June 10, 2011 12:22 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

Resigning as head coach at Ohio State doesn't mean Jim Tressel will escape the fine the school gave him.

On Thursday Ohio State president Gordon Gee let the world know that Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor weren't the only people who had left the school in recent weeks, saying that the NCAA investigators who were around left Columbus a week ago. Of course, just because the investigators have left, that doesn't mean the investigation is over. As for Jim Tressel, just because he's no longer the head coach of Ohio State, that doesn't men he's allowed to stop paying for his mistakes.

While Tressel is no longer required to meet with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on August 12th, if he hopes to coach again on the college level, it's a move he should make. Still, that's a choice he's allowed to make. A choice he doesn't have, according to Gee, is whether or not he'll pay the $250,000 fine the school originally gave him -- along with the five-game suspension -- in an effort to ease any future punishment from the NCAA. Gee said on Thursday that Tressel will pay the fine, and the school said the details of the payment are still being worked out.

Which is a pretty big dent in Tressel's wallet, especially now that he won't have the regular income as Ohio State's head coach. So even though he won't have to deal with any penalties likely coming Ohio State's way in the future, Tressel will still feel hit in his bank account. 
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Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:38 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

THANK YOU



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:36 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

That is so silly.. He could care less about the money. He has given millions to OSU for the library and several other areas. He also gave a million to Youngstown State. He is very involved in charitable donations. HE DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE MONEY!



Since: Jan 21, 2012
Posted on: January 25, 2012 12:29 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Oh please. Yes he made a mistake and like a good Christian man acknowledged it. Did those tattoos cause other teams to lose? You make him sound worse the Jerry Sandusky. He has paid his penalty so leave him alone unless he is causing you psychological or health problems. There are other things that need more attention such as our national debt. An Obama's 14million$+ Hawaiin vacation.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:32 pm
 

Tressel won't really pay his fine

THE Ohio State University will bump up Tressel's buyout by $250,000, and then he will "pay" his fine.  It's just a smokescreen to make the NCAA think that they are serious about making people pay for their cheating.  In reality, THE Ohio State University encouraged all of the cheating that happened during Tressel's tenure.  They continue to lie and stonewall, even going so far as to tamper with potential witnesses against them, and the NCAA hasn't shown that they have the courage or the inclination to punish them commensurate with their violations.  
 
THE Ohio State University has spent the last ten years committing numerous systemic and systematic violations of NCAA rules, and has routinely intimidated anyone who dares to speak out about what is really going on in Columbus.  I hope the NCAA gives THE Ohio State University THE Most Severe Penalty Ever Given: a two-year death penalty followed by ten years of probation with a 15 scholarship per year limit, and forfieture of every game during Tressel's Tainted Tenure would be a great start.  



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2011 9:53 am
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but wasnt that fine of $250,000 supposed to go towards OSU legal bill for this whole mess? At least thats how the scholl described it. I'm guessing that by the time all of this is over that $250,000 is not going to come close to covering OSU's legal bills?
Okay, I will correct you, you are wrong.  The fine was given to Tressel.  The school probably would have paid it (which would have been yet another infraction), but the fine was definitely given to Tressel and not the school.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: June 12, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Someone correct me if I'm wrong but wasnt that fine of $250,000 supposed to go towards OSU legal bill for this whole mess? At least thats how the scholl described it. I'm guessing that by the time all of this is over that $250,000 is not going to come close to covering OSU's legal bills?




Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:27 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

Wow!



Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posted on: June 12, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

$250,000 is a lot of money campeared to some fines lately in the NBA and NHL.  Luckily I heard that Tressel is starting signing game worn sweater vests and selling them on the lucrative Ohio State memorabilla market.  I guess in the end he is learning from his players.



Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 9:25 pm
 

Tressel still has to pay his fine

There seems to be no end to the nonsense arising from Gordon Gee.  The terms of Tressels departure have already been negotiated and most certainly Tressel will pay OSU nothing. 


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Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 7:56 pm
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