Discussion in 'OSU Football' started by bushwick_bill, May 30, 2011.
I hate this...
we are fucked
The SI article is out
Here it is...
Very true and not too mention all the witnesses in this story have checkered pasts...
Oh damn. We are pretty fucked.
Sounds like textbook "failure to control" ... OSU sanctions could be worse than USC
pretty underwhelming tbh
Did Tressell really resign over this story?
All for fucking tattoos. Although that story didn't really confirm anything we didn't know. Even more players traded shit for ink....shocking.
What a bunch of fucking morons anyway.
I wonder if Pryor still thinks he is a "Tru Buckeye". Asshole.
Also, I highly doubt Tressel resigned because of that article, pretty underwhelming imo, yet SI will take credit for bringing him down.
Re: The SI article is out
What this and similar articles all seem to have in common....
They start by talking about how Tressel was implicated in this situation, when he learned about the scenario through Cicero and he did not tell any of the compliance officers. A huge mistake no doubt, completely discounting the fact that there was an ongoing federal investigation that he would have had to deal with as well (nobody is completely sure what this effect actually is).
The articles then start to diverge into this downward slope of how many Buckeyes were getting hooked up at this place and what all THE PLAYERS did at this tattoo parlor and the others.
The extent of what these players did goes way beyond what Tressel knew about the situation, yet you would think by reading the article that JT was aware of all of this and let it slide.
Fact is he had learned about TWO players getting hooked up at this place, and did his own digging without letting it get to the compliance department.
While this was certainly a horrible move on this part, articles contain ZERO hard evidence to implicate him in ANYTHING beyond that mistake....
All they can say is..."Well if Tressel did this it's an NCAA violation"
Well yea, no shit. But until anyone sees some tangible proof of that, it's bunk IMO.
Through what this article has taught me, you would think the majority of the blame has to fall on the players for taking these extra benefits...moreso than Tressel hearing about two of them and trying to take it upon himself to fix, or not fix, these things are they were brought to his attention.
A really sad situation indeed, the darkest day in Ohio State history IMO.
Re: The SI article is out
I read that and come to the conclusion that Tressel should move onto the NFL.
Thats it? I'm sorry but I expected much worse than that. SI and the media built this thing up for that?
Accusations from Calrett?
Unnamed sources? The article had no proof.
Pile of shit article...
Dennis Erickson thinks this story is weak as hell.
Well that was overhyped.
Did anyone that follows college football think that only those 5 guys were getting tats? I can't believe that this is the big damning story out there. Kids smoking some weed? Oh my God!!!!
Tressel rigged a football camp raffle in the early 80's??? How did we not see the warning signs????
This stuff is so many notches beneath what USC did and what Auburn does it is not even funny.
Pryor can leave now, for all I care. He is a cancer.
After everything that has happened today, I actually feel a little better after reading that. SI made it seem like they had photos of Tressel and TP smoking weed together in TP's alumni bought Escalade while they sold memorbillia. This was nothing
No. A simple combination of everything adding up.
It sounds like OSU has no discipline nor monitoring whatsoever. It sounds like everyone and their grandpa, including ALL fans knew of this stuff from way back. Everyone knew except Tressel, Gee, and Smith.
RandyLudlow Summary of SI article: Lots of smoke, little proof, that lots of players sold memorabilia. Built on remarks from felon, anonymous sources.