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Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:34 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 5:13 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Ohio State got some good news on Friday when the NCAA announced that it had not found any new violations to charge Ohio State with, and would not be hitting the school with a "failure to monitor" charge. From the report in the Columbus Dispatch:
The NCAA has notified Ohio State University that it will not face charges of failing to appropriately monitor its football team as part of a memorabilia-sales scandal that brought down former Coach Jim Tressel.

The NCAA has not uncovered any new, unreported violations during its investigation and agrees with Ohio State that Tressel was the only university official aware of violations by his players and that he failed to report them.

"Other than (two redacted player names) and (Ted) Sarniak, there is no indication that Tressel provided or discussed the information he received ... with anyone else, particularly athletics administrators," the NCAA reported in an enforcement staff case summary.
The entire case summary can be read here. You can also read all 139 pages of the NCAA's interview with Jim Tressel here

What does this mean for Ohio State? Well, no school has ever received a postseason or television ban without being hit with the "failure to monitor" charge, and the odds of Ohio State facing such a punishment are now essentially non-existent. This also means that the blame for the entire situation will continue to lie solely at Jim Tressel's feet, and since he's already stepped down as head coach at Ohio State, the rest of the school's athletic department can sleep soundly tonight and in the future.

This news all comes after a report was released by a Columbus-area television station earlier on Friday afternoon saying that Tressel had told the NCAA he informed others at Ohio State about the transgressions of his players in December of 2010. A full month before Ohio State claims it came upon any information regarding the case.

Ohio State "categorically" denied the report, and with this latest announcement from the NCAA, it seems the NCAA felt the same way.
Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Why should the NCAA do anything to OSU over Claritte. He was legal to play and when he tried to break the rules of getting an agent he left school. Nothing illegal there.



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Knew the first comment would be "money" by a hater.  How the F can any school monitor young men who are screw ups?  There is no 24/7 babysitting going on, nor should there be.  These people making mistakes are adults.  I think the hype that espn threw on this story made it worse than it ever was.  Again...it's tats, 2 lies and a few thousand dollars.  espn devoted this time to the story because it is OSU and the fact they are pissed because the conference has no tv contract with them and started there own network.  Don't believe me...?   How much time are they paying to the "flaws" with the sec, unc, oregon, etc?  Not much...they have million dollar contracts with espn.  There's your f***ing money, hater.



Since: Dec 28, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:04 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Denard is great. He's unbeaten. Oh, wait Ohio State beat him last year, didn't they. Keep dreaming. He may get to beat OSU before he leaves.



Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Money has a way of fixing everything. Tressel was forced to take one for the team while Smith and Gee will continue to pretend they are a beacon of virtue and had nothing to do with any of it. I expect to see the same thing happen in Chapel Hill where these programs committ major violations and walk away with nothing more than a slap on the wrist.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Of course not. OSU is perfect and free of cheaters... absolutely no history of wrong doing... an excellent school.   Money mouth



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

I wonder how much Ohio State had to pay to get that ruling!
Everybody knows that they have been cheating for years, yet they are going to get nothing for all the violations?
I guess justice is just for people that can't afford to buy it, like osu.



Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

As a Ohio state fan, i would only hire him if he is 100 percent on board and can give me 4 year contract with a few causes that protect the University from his quitting. I agree i dont want him if he cant do that for school. i dont care how good of a coach he is, the recruits want to know if the coach will be there when he graduates. Coach stability is very important in recruiting, is which the reason OSU is having not a good year of recruiting this year.




Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

I'd be willing to bet that Urban Meyer has watched this situation with much interest

if your cool with having a coach that will probably quit on you 2 or 3 times.....or you will prolly wanna get rid of him if he doesnt bring the same success as he did in Fla.



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

Great news....Go Bucks!




Since: Jul 23, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Ohio State won't be hit with failure to monitor

I love how much Ohio State is hated, it makes beating your teams much more fun. Michigan, your team is the last team to be talking smack.. you have lost 7 years in a row. You have a offense but no defense, your qb gets hurt every other game since he wont learn how to play smart and not put his body at risk. I hope your new coach helps you win more often that our rival game actually means more than squat. I want our two teams to be good teams and fight for the titles but until you get a defense, it wont happen. You need to think logically and not with your heart. your team is not a favorite to win the big ten and neither does it have the recruiting classes yet to do so.. so good luck in the future but the future is later and not now.


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