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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:02 pm

danwismar wrote:My initial thought is that the NCAA has not learned anything in the last 24 hours that they did not know before.

Pryor and others among the TatFive said repeatedly in Dec., 2010 that they were being punished for indiscretions committed "two years ago", so like I said, this goes back way further than last April.

Also, in the Dispatch article linked above, was the acknowledgment by the NCAA at the time that the players may not have been aware of the regulations at the time the violations occurred, and that they took this into consideration when they decided on the penalties:

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...the student-athletes will be eligible to play in the bowl game Jan. 4 based on several factors.

These include the acknowledgment the student-athletes did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred, Lennon said.

NCAA policy allows suspending withholding penalties for a championship or bowl game if it was reasonable at the time the student-athletes were not aware they were committing violations, along with considering the specific circumstances of each situation.


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It's pretty clear to me that OSU officials knew, or at least had been alerted to the possibility, before November, 2009, that violations had occurred, because that is when they began their "re-education" process with the team, and asked guilty players to step forward.

More importantly, it is also pretty clear that the NCAA knew about all of this in December.


Dan, did OSU inform the NCAA of the suspected infractions previous to them starting that "re-education?"

What you are saying makes good sense except for the part where the NCAA didn't punish OSU for not reporting long ago that this was an issue.

Am I missing something there, or are you saying that NCAA found out OSU knew long before the police investigation that things might not be on the up and up regarding this issue, but excused them?

Guess I'm not totally understanding the process this took, from initial discovery or suspicion to reporting to the NCAA about it.

We know what happened in December, but if this was a long standing issue, when was it that they may have first notified the NCAA?
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:11 pm

From Gordon Gee

"We are moving very much forward, and I feel very confident that we will solve these issues."
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:37 pm

JCoz wrote:Dan, did OSU inform the NCAA of the suspected infractions previous to them starting that "re-education?"

What you are saying makes good sense except for the part where the NCAA didn't punish OSU for not reporting long ago that this was an issue.

Am I missing something there, or are you saying that NCAA found out OSU knew long before the police investigation that things might not be on the up and up regarding this issue, but excused them?

Guess I'm not totally understanding the process this took, from initial discovery or suspicion to reporting to the NCAA about it.

We know what happened in December, but if this was a long standing issue, when was it that they may have first notified the NCAA?


All I'm saying is that in December, the NCAA was made aware of the violations, and presumably looked into all the circumstances of how/when OSU found out about it. I am assuming that it was clear in December, 2010 that OSU knew something before 11/09, because that's when they admitted having been "not explicit enough" prior to that time, and set about to remedy the situation. I am also assuming that it was at this time (11/09) when they asked players who had previously violated the rules to step forward.

I have no idea when they first reported all this to NCAA, but I have to think that NCAA got answers to these questions in December, because they (NCAA) said they took into account that players may not have known the rules at the time of the violations (pre-Nov, 2009)
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:47 pm

http://twitter.com/#!/ramzyn/status/45207527926923264

ElevenWarriors tweets: We're hearing Tressel will admit wrongdoing tonight, sanctions and suspension possible.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:49 pm

The second line on MSN Homepage is "Tressel Hid Violations".

I'm starting to think maybe this might just be a big to do over nothing.

At least that's what I hope. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:54 pm

Gee has spoken to AP today. here is the quote....not terribly informative or clear...

"We have reported a violation, a perceived violation, that we were having discussions with them (the NCAA) about the best way to handle it. We reported that immediately when we found it."
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:04 pm

danwismar wrote:Gee has spoken to AP today. here is the quote....not terribly informative or clear...

"We have reported a violation, a perceived violation, that we were having discussions with them (the NCAA) about the best way to handle it. We reported that immediately when we found it."


Lets hope they didn't find it yesterday around 8pm.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby jb » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:19 pm

Triple-S wrote:Since the poster above me was a YSU recruit back in the day. What was Tressel and his staff's reputation as far as running a clean program versus the rest of D-I FB schools out there?



Clearly, he can't tell you.

He was too busy washing Ray Issaac's Escalade on his recruiting visit cursing Bob Davie.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby gotribe31 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:59 pm

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motherscratcher wrote:I'd also like to thank Dan who has begun to slowely back me away from the ledge upon which I am so precariously perched.


If I decide to jump at about 7:30 tonight, I'm dragging you off the ledge with me.


After the past couple weeks, I'll happily come with you if you decide to go. At least eleven people have stopped by my desk today, grinning like jackasses, asking me if I've seen the news. I punched the last one in the ribs, hard enough to let him know that yes, I have seen the news and I'm sick if people asking me about it.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:07 pm

gotribe31 wrote:
danwismar wrote:
motherscratcher wrote:I'd also like to thank Dan who has begun to slowely back me away from the ledge upon which I am so precariously perched.


If I decide to jump at about 7:30 tonight, I'm dragging you off the ledge with me.


After the past couple weeks, I'll happily come with you if you decide to go. At least eleven people have stopped by my desk today, grinning like jackasses, asking me if I've seen the news. I punched the last one in the ribs, hard enough to let him know that yes, I have seen the news and I'm sick if people asking me about it.


There are college football fans in Fairfax?
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:58 pm

Not sure how accurate this guy is, but...

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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:06 pm

2 weeks in Hawaii...

So who's Deepthroat?
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:06 pm

$250,000 fine.

Smith confirms he is coming back.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:12 pm

He's just rambling now.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:12 pm

Jim's really fighting back the emotion. Also being extremely vague, obviously for good reason since it's an ongoing federal investigation.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:14 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:He's just rambling now.



Kinda reminds me of the "day he was hired" speech...

Blah, blah, blah
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:15 pm

2nd time he said "Not involved in any criminal activity".
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:17 pm

I'm sure this will sound stupid, but to summarize...Is Tressel saying that the tattoo shop that the kids traded merchandise for tattoos is being used as a front for selling drugs?

Orville Redenbacher to the podium.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:17 pm

And now our Ivy League educated Court Jester, Gordon Gee.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:19 pm

skatingtripods wrote:I'm sure this will sound stupid, but to summarize...Is Tressel saying that the tattoo shop that the kids traded merchandise for tattoos is being used as a front for selling drugs?

Orville Redenbacher to the podium.



I don't think so, i'm pretty sure it's still open.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:23 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I don't think so, i'm pretty sure it's still open.


Well then I have no idea what the hell's going on.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:26 pm

I love Columbus. It's being carried on all 4 local stations.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:27 pm

All this drama today over that violation?

Make him accountable, if need be hit the school with a slap on the wrist (like every other more significant violation in the sport gets) and be done with it.

...and I missed part of Training Day for all this crap?
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:29 pm

I think what he's saying is pretty iffy. Hard to believe he isn't smart enough to take it to the OSU legal staff.

The federal investigation may be enough to help him/OSU avoid more serious sanctions than would normally apply to a violation of this magnitude.

I missed the first few minutes, what did Gene say about them being in the process of self reporting this incident? What little I heard was...well I'd rather not comment without know what he said at the beginning of what I heard.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:31 pm

FUDU wrote:All this drama today over that violation?



Akron & Toledo are walkin around with bones
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:33 pm

waborat wrote:
FUDU wrote:All this drama today over that violation?



Akron & Toledo are walkin around with bones


Alot of corpses in Akron and T-Town, eh?
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:33 pm

JCoz wrote:I think what he's saying is pretty iffy. Hard to believe he isn't smart enough to take it to the OSU legal staff.

The federal investigation may be enough to help him/OSU avoid more serious sanctions than would normally apply to a violation of this magnitude.

I missed the first few minutes, what did Gene say about them being in the process of self reporting this incident? What little I heard was...well I'd rather not comment without know what he said at the beginning of what I heard.


Gene pretty much said they were going to announce it when they had their P&Qs, but the "leak" forced them to do it immediately
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:33 pm

waborat wrote:
FUDU wrote:All this drama today over that violation?



Akron & Toledo are walkin around with bones


Shhh, Alonzo is about to get his ass kicked.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
waborat wrote:
FUDU wrote:All this drama today over that violation?



Akron & Toledo are walkin around with bones


Alot of corpses in Akron and T-Town, eh?


Losing 25% of the starters & the HC should give ya sum kinda hope
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Tressel goes SEC

Unread postby SoulDawg74 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Two game suspension and $250.000.00 fine and a public apology ..............

Gee wilikers that aplogy is gonna be tough ....:)
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:36 pm

waborat wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
waborat wrote:
FUDU wrote:All this drama today over that violation?



Akron & Toledo are walkin around with bones


Alot of corpses in Akron and T-Town, eh?


Losing 25% of the starters & the HC should give ya sum kinda hope


lol.

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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:37 pm

Ok so 24-6, instead of 38-10.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Fire Marshall Bill » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:37 pm

JT should claim he didn't know but his father did


Sig line worthy ^^^^^^^^^^

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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:38 pm

waborat wrote:
JCoz wrote:I think what he's saying is pretty iffy. Hard to believe he isn't smart enough to take it to the OSU legal staff.

The federal investigation may be enough to help him/OSU avoid more serious sanctions than would normally apply to a violation of this magnitude.

I missed the first few minutes, what did Gene say about them being in the process of self reporting this incident? What little I heard was...well I'd rather not comment without know what he said at the beginning of what I heard.


Gene pretty much said they were going to announce it when they had their P&Qs, but the "leak" forced them to do it immediately


OK, saw that. Guess I didn't miss anything then.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:41 pm

Fire Marshall Bill wrote:
JT should claim he didn't know but his father did


Sig line worthy ^^^^^^^^^^

...and FTR, in spite of my prickyness here w/yinz re: OSU, I don't like seeing this anymore than OSU fans cuz it diminishes the only sport I really truly enjoy anymore...college football

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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:42 pm

Peek isn't here because his head exploded after reading Pryor and Brewster's tweets on this matter.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:46 pm

JCoz wrote:OK, saw that. Guess I didn't miss anything then.


You mean you didn't see Gene, Gene The Dancin Machine & "Golly" Gee's duet of "Carmen Ohio" at the beginning??? :nanner:
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:49 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Peek isn't here because his head exploded after reading Pryor and Brewster's tweets on this matter.


Naw, prolly gettin closer w/ God
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:54 pm

waborat wrote:
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:Peek isn't here because his head exploded after reading Pryor and Brewster's tweets on this matter.


Naw, prolly gettin closer w/ God



On a Tuesday?

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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:58 pm

EOD this hurts OSU. Doesn't kill em but it hurts.

Kids like Curtis Grant coming to OSU because of how awesome Jimmy T is... things like the sweater vest.... all gone...... and thus far only a self inflicted penalty.

We've been through this game with USC and Wetzel's investigative team is always right. If this NCAA decides to kill over this they probably can and will have to due to the public image crush. USC self penalized what... twice?

This won't destroy the program, but the singular competitive edge OSU had over the SEC and USC/Oregon was character.

That being destroyed (and we can argue whether or not it should be destroyed, I don't care, this is college paying athletes world and it is) is BAD.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby FUDU » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:00 pm

True, but I think winning could cure that quickly. Obviously we'll find out soon enough.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:01 pm

Oh and to answer SSS' question (fuck you JB)......

JT only recruited me before I committed, he was gone when I got there and I had very little interaction. That said there have always been rumors floating around Y-Town about the process being dirty. No clue what that means and I don't really give a fuck. I'd put my heart on the line to say that JT runs a program cleaner than most of college football. But lying on a compliance issue that is known is a whole new can of worms. Them big worms too.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby jta1975 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:12 pm

Are you defined by the 99 times you did the stand up thing. The times you did the "right thing" when it was against the grain and did it for principle.

Should you be defined by the rule or the exception to the rule. It depends on the offense IMO. My opinion of JT is no different today then it was before. This an accept, take responsibility, and move on situation.

In general, I still have faith in his program from an integrity stand point. I hope the coming investigations prove me right.

You know for some the old expression of 1 "oh shit" will trump a thousand "at a boys" will fit for this situation. Not form me........YET!

I hope the whole thing isn't built on mirrors because the glass can kill on the way down.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby DannyBoy » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:22 pm

"Whistles, walks away."
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby JCoz » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:26 pm

I'd like to see these emails
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:47 pm

Brian Kelly killed a kid. What did he get? Bullshit.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby danwismar » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:48 pm

I thought Tressel started strong and got weaker as he went along....and then almost wilted entirely when asked directly why he didn't sit the players immediately.

Seems to me he could have just said he wasn't sure there was any criminality involved (which it turned out, there wasn't) and that he had no reason to believe the kids would necessarily have been ineligible at the time.

The tongue bath Gee gave Tressel at the end was just embarrassing. Both Smith and JT came off way better than that bozo.

Gonna go read the emails.

Edit: Having seen more info, it does seem clear Tressel was aware of the merchandise sales by players in April. No getting around that. The decision he made was at bottom, a self-serving one, even if players did benefit too.

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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:23 pm

JCoz wrote:I'd like to see these emails


http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/documents ... ails-29547
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:32 pm

skatingtripods wrote:
JCoz wrote:I'd like to see these emails


http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/documents ... ails-29547


2 of the 3 contain "What I tell you is confidential". Now how far that extends and what it really means..... I got not clue.
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Re: Tress was a Bad Bad Boy

Unread postby waborat » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:38 pm

Friggin technology...

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