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NCAA to Tressel: YOU LIED TO US!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Ohio-State-Buckeyes-coach-Jim-Tressel-accused-of-lying-to-hife-violations-042511

    Is there any way Sweater Vest survives this?

    Naturally, Ohio State will get hit with some scholarship losses, thereby making some kids pay for their education for something they did not do, plus some fines or crap, instead of anything major. But Tressel? I've got to imagine he's going to get hit hard for this.
     
  2. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    Youngstown State and Wright State are going to suffer.
     
  3. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    NCAA to Ohio State: You did not fail to monitor your athletics programs for compliance with our rules and you do not lack institutional control over your football coach.
     
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Start working on the severance package for him and Gene Smith now... And take Golly Gee with them on the way out.
     
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Golly Gee.

    Nice.
     
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The Notre Dame coach killed a kid last fall, anything happen to him?

    Get real. Hiding a couple pieces of information is nothing... Did you not hear the last press conference? President Gee all but reports to Sweatervest.
     
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    The Sugar Bowl was the difference between me winning my bowl pick'em and finishing second. I'm ready to claim my title. And I didn't cheat.
     
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That quote was severely undercovered.

    "I just hope he doesn't fire me!"

    President of a Big Ten university talking about a head football coach at a press conference to announce that said head football coach lied his ass off and will face sanctions.

    Read that sentence again.

    "I just hope he doesn't fire me!"

    Maybe people gave Gee a pass because of his history of sticking his foot in his mouth (ex. "Little Sisters of the Poor"), but that was an inexcusable comment to make given the circumstances and the perception already out there.
     
  9. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    For reasons dating back to his tenure at my alma mater (CMU), I am convinced that Brian Kelly is made of Teflon.
     
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The difference is, though, is that the ND coach can play dumb:

    "Duhh, I didn't know high winds could actually knock down video scaffolds?"

    What's Tressel supposed to say?

    "Duhh, I didn't know it was illegal to lie to the NCAA?"
     
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Technically, killing somebody isn't an NCAA violation.
     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Only a violation if you pay for players to go to the funeral.
     
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