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I keep seeing a ton of "Tressel to....,." Posts on twitter and elsewhere and i didn't know if there was a known answer to what the show cause means.
There's a Wikipedia entry for show cause penalty. I know Wikipedia is NOT a 100% reliable source, but in this case I think the article summed it up accurately:
"Both the school and coach are required to send letters to the NCAA agreeing to abide by any restrictions imposed, and report back to the NCAA every 6 months until the end of employment or the show-cause, whichever comes first. If the school wishes to avoid the NCAA restrictions imposed on that individual, it must appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions and "show cause" as to why it should not be penalized for hiring him."
Any school hiring Jim Tressel will have sanctions of some kind placed on his activities. It would probably involve a suspension where Tressel was not allowed to be present at a certain number of games, and extra scrutiny required by the schools compliance department for several years. But that is just speculation. There has never been a case of a coach being under show-cause being hired while the penalty was in force. So there's nothing to compare it to.
This post was edited by RodMac on 12/3/2012 at 8:41 AM
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