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It's very possible you are holding the wrong person accountable !
Here's the thing......why do people think the possibility of Tressel "taking the fall" is far fetched ? You all watched Gene Smith "slither" his way through this investigation !
Brady Hoke licked the pizza boy's taint to get the scUM job.
Martha Stewart lied to a congressional committee and went to prison. Tressel lied to the NCAA and went to Akron. Stewart got off easy!
Funny stuff bucksnnuts2...and by the way, am I the only one who thinks the OP is the latest rendition of Sofia?
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How firm thy friendship O-HI-O
This is an absolute fact! For whatever the reason, everyone forgets this. This was all pile on crap. Luckily, this was all that came out of all the ridiculous allegations brought on by E$PeeIN and $I / George Dorkmann. Did MR Pulitzer investigate any other program over tattoos? Nope! Funny how all his BS was just that....BS with sources like former, disgruntled players, Crack Whores, and Convicts, & Drug Dealers! What a douche bag! Of course he had to bring up YSU and irrelevant stuff Jim Tressel was claered of YEARS AGO! So, all in all, OSU ended up with the Tat 5, JT getting knowledge of it, handling it in his own way (wrong as it was), and not reporting it. Then, Posey having ONE game of golf paid for, and the Charity 3 issue, which lead into the Bobby D crap which no one, but the players knew about. Bobby D gave players gas $, and paid a few players a bit too much for work they actually did. Whoopee! Remember the "Sports by Brooks" story, (which was then jumped on by Wetzel & Robinson) about the NCAA having Pryor's student account bank records and depositing $40K checks? This story was completely, 100% false. Speaking of Wetzel and Robinson, they NEVER did admit they just picked up on the fact OSU self reported all of this and the story was about to break. They made it out as if THEY found all this out and forced OSU to come clean. NOT! Unfortunately for the media's false hopes, there was no multiple players getting paid for autographs, no improper cars for the 10,000 time, no paid for trips, no free luxury apartments, & NO LONG history of improper benefits dating back to the 80s as 30 for 30 and E$PeeIN tried to show. TOO BAD SHITHEADS! How about the female reporter from 30 for 30 telling players from the 90s that E$PeeIN's goal was to destroy this program? BTW, has E$peeIN ever sued another school for private records? Nope! This was a witch hunt of the first order. All the other programs caught in a negative light (except PeeSU), have been swept under the rug by the leader, and the leader's cronies. OSU has endured because it IS OSU! In my book, South Carolina had bigger issues with over $50K worth of improper room in board than kids trading their own personal property for a couple of grand worth of tattoos. The media frenzy that OSU went through over this mess was the biggest rail job I've ever seen my 52 years! Unacceptable! Did we get caught doing something wrong? Yes. Did we kidnap the Lindburgh baby? NO! As far as I'me concerned, E$PeeIN, Dorkmann, $I, Sports by Brooks, CBS, Jimy Olsen and the Daily Planet, ect. can all suck my scarlet & gray "Charlie-Oscar-Charlie-Kilo!"
Go BUCKEYES! MURDER scUM!
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Tomorrow is about honoring the 2002 national championship team. JT and Clarrett deserve every bit of honor and appreciation for a job well done. Love them or hate them none of the negative things in their careers had even transpired yet. It will be a great occasion celebrating the 10yr. anniversary of a national championship and a wim over scUM. If you can't handle having the people there that gave us that then your not a true Buckeye fan! GO BUCKS! FUCK MICHIGAN!
Those Who Stay Will Be Championshipless
I wish I could give you 1 million upvotes for this post.....excellent stuff sir !
I hope Tressel gets the biggest, badest, loudest, most racous standing ovation in the history of The Ohio State University and Gene Smith gets booed outta dodge. Tressel took one for the team.
"Buckeye born and bred, a Buckeye 'til I'm dead"
If there is a god in heaven, they'll have Coach Tressel dot the I @ halftime, and in the 4th qtr, we'll be beating scUM by 20+ points, and UFM will score again and go for 2! God bless Brutus Buckeye!
Pre Tressel we were losing to Air Force in bowl games and excited if we got a New Years Bowl game. Post Tressel we won more BCS games than any other team. Get over it. Tressel has done WAY more for OSU football than people who hate him want to admit. Had it been ANY other program he wouldve gotten a slap on the wrist. The NCAA went WAY overboard with him. NOBODY has EVER been kept out of the NFL because of what they did in the NCAA yet that happens to Tressel and Pryor. Get your head out of your ass, the NCAA had a hard on for him and made it to be far worse than the actual infraction he committed.
Dudes...Tress was the man. Tat gate was a joke compared to half the shit that happens in D1. We all know it. Glad as all heck UFM was waiting to pick up the torch! O-H
I wish people would get their freaking facts straight!
From the 11/11/11 Columbus Dispatch: "The NCAA says that OSU failed to monitor now-banished booster Bobby DiGeronimo and his dealings with players. 'Failure to monitor' is the NCAA’s second-toughest allegation against a program."
From the 11/10/11 Plain Dealer: "(As) the NCAA was checking out former OSU quarterback Terrelle Pryor after the tattoo scandal, they stumbled upon potential DiGeronimo issues. The NCAA has access to players' bank accounts in these situations, and the NCAA found a $200 check from Independence Excavating to Pryor. That led to questions and led to the NCAA checking other players' accounts and finding more who had received money for Independence Excavating."
We are not on probation because of Tatgate. We are NOT on probation because Tressel lied; his 5-year show cause is his punishment for that. We are on probation because of the Failure to Monitor, which was because DiGeronimo was paying guys to attend charity functions and despite not showing up for their summer jobs with his company. He had been busted for prior inappropriate contact and Doug Archie and his compliance team failed to keep an eye on him.
Was all a fucking witch hunt....I grew up and still live in the Youngstown area, Tress was and is still a God around here. Period and of story! A shame those fuckers destroyed a great man. I for one will alway greatly appreciate all that he has done. Last time I speak of it. Tears me up good man.
Not going to type a narrative here explaining it all. If you have ever been involved with D1 athletics on a large scale and privy to what goes on and if you paid attention to how all this went down including press conferences etc it doesn't take a genius to figure it out. Sure some little known facts to the outside fan base would help you understand but I'm not going to get into that here. Believe what you want and take what you are being fed and accept it. Nothing wrong with that if you like being duped. That is all.
"The irony in this whole thing is hilarious."
No, "Mr. Douche Bag Brawis," what's hilarious is the fact that Jim Tressel IS 9-1 vs. scUM!
Shut up IDIOT!
Tressel does deserve to be at the game and acknowledged to the crowd. I wont cheer when his name is mentioned and will probably sit down if it is, so if you see someone in section 23A sitting, it will be me.
But, stop with this "he is a great man and was destroyed." He destroyed himself with his actions. That is why I have used the term "fraud" to describe him.
you are not a real football fan, jim tressel won the first national championship since 1968, wake and smell the coffee and let it go, he beat mich-again 9 out of 10 times, you punk!
A19 likes small boys
Ding! Ding! Ding! Jim Tressel did f-up. But all he did was not tell the school, or the NCAA he knew of potential rules violations, and it cost him his reputation and his career. The players involved, and a jock sniffing booster named Bobby DiGeronimo is who cost OSU a bowl game. Of what I remember hearing, Tressel knew Bobby D was bad news and tried like hell to keep him away from the players and the program.
I disagree. I think they are ineligible because of Gene Smith! He should have self-imposed a bowl ban, early last season. Instead he was cavalier late in the season, saying the Buckeyes would go to a bowl game if invited. Thanks for that Tax Slayer Bowl Gene!
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