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March 08, 2011

Source: Tressel Knew for Eight Months: Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was informed that several Buckeyes players were selling memorabilia more than eight months before the school claims it was made aware of the scheme, an unnamed source told Yahoo Sports. Tressel received information that players were selling items to Edward Rife -- the owner of Fine Line Ink Tattoos in Columbus -- as early as April 2010, the source said. Not disclosing this information for months would break multiple NCAA violations.

posted by rcade to football at 04:13 PM - 4 comments

Looks like Tressel will receive a 2 game suspension and $250,000 fine for this. I can't help but feel that a small, non-BCS school that found itself in the same situation would have been nailed to the wall.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 08:04 PM on March 08

I can't help but feel that a small, non-BCS school that found itself in the same situation would have been nailed to the wall.

No one is buying Small non-BCS players memorabilia.

posted by Debo270 at 09:53 AM on March 09

Not disclosing this information for months would break multiple NCAA violations.

The only thing that's broken is the syntax of that sentence.

Looks like Tressel will receive a 2 game suspension and $250,000 fine for this. I can't help but feel that a small, non-BCS school that found itself in the same situation would have been nailed to the wall.

It's worth noting that this is the school-imposed penalty. The NCAA can assess additional penalties. Schools often "self-discipline" in the hopes the NCAA will decide it is enough and then go away, but the NCAA may choose to investigate this further and take further action.

posted by holden at 11:10 AM on March 09

How about they do as they did with FSU..and take away the wins ? I'd bet that won't happen.

posted by wildbill1 at 01:17 PM on March 09

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