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Friday, July 08, 2011

Downfall: OSU vacates entire 2010 season

More to come but had to get something up about the carnage in Columbus.  As you've probably heard by now, Ohio State vacated every win from its 2010 season and gave itself 2 years probation.

In a response submitted today to the NCAA, Ohio State admits allegations that then-coach Jim Tressel lied and allowed ineligible players to compete by failing to report that they had sold OSU-issued memorabilia to a tattoo-parlor owner.

But my favorite part of the Dispatch story linked above was this paragraph:

"The responsibility is upon Tressel. No other institutional personnel were aware" of the violations, and the former coach failed in his obligation to report them, the response says. "The institution is embarrassed by the actions of Tressel."
(emphasis MZone)

Gee, when your own school is "embarrassed" by you, that's pretty bad...and also a damn good excuse to repost Vestocchio!

15 comments:

John said...
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John said...

I guess it has been 1 hour since Michigan beat Ohio State

surrounded in columbus said...

We'll see how many "tributes" they throw for him after this

Ex said...

Not to potentially burst your maize and blue bubble, John, but vacated wins only affected the team who has them vacated. The losing team does not get the win. Weird, huh? On the other hand, you might argue that since OSU voluntarily vacated the wins, they have de facto forfeited and you should get a win. But that argument probably loses because if OSU intended to forfeit the games, they would have said "forfeit." So the end result is that its still been a buttload of time since you beat OSU.

Bigasshammm said...

Just the tip of the iceberg.

Mikoyan said...

It will be interesting to see what happens but I suspect this is only the beginning.

TitleIX said...

You know how people line up to watch an old building get imploded by professional demolition teams?

This is SOOOO that!
Can't wait for more strategically placed blasts of TNT
( Tressel N Terrell )

surrounded in columbus said...

But? But? Gene Smith said this was punishment enough???

Mikoyan said...

There's not enough punishment....

Yost said...

T9, I smell video idea.

phil said...

tUOS will have Casey Anthony attorney, Jose Baez, handle their defense in front of the NCAA:

"members of the jury, I know my client is a liar and a slut....."

surrounded in columbus said...

So, Sweaterboy is gonna testify at the NCAA hearing.

1st question you ask any witness like this is: "so, when you certifed compliance in September, you lied? And when tosu's compliance department asked you in December if you knew anything about this 'Rife' matter, you lied? But you say the testimony you are giving today is the truth?"

Yost said...

Touche' SiC.

TitleIX said...

Hoping you might work your magic Yost!

Soundtrack..."TNT" By AC/DC?

Bigasshammm said...

No more ACDC please.