Monday, March 21, 2011

Tressel Wants To Sit In 5 Games, Too

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-Now that the NCAA has completed its decision that the five football players at Ohio State who took undue advantage is suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season, "coach Jim Tressel wants Buckeyes same sentence.

On Thursday night, the NCAA denied the appeal on behalf of Ohio State players, including star quarterback Terre Pryor, reiterating that they have to sit in the first five games this fall selling autographed memorabilia and get a small tattoo.

Tressel was given a two-game suspension in a separate study by Ohio State after it was discovered that he had not notified the NCAA's Ohio State governors or compliance department of the school he was ready for more than nine months, including all of its 12-1 team of the season in 2010-the players unfair advantages.
"Throughout all this, my players and I are committed to meet our mistakes and more of them and we can do together successfully," he said in a statement. "I talked to the athletic director (Gene) Smith, and our student athletes, saying that my mistakes need to share the same part of the sanctions."

Ohio State had learned from his players know Tressel "NCAA violations as they prepare a seven-page appeal to the NCAA by suspensions of players. On March 8 Tressel said the university would serve the first two matches the 2011 season.

But before the NCAA could rule on his sentence, he added three games for his punishment.
"Coach Tressel has called for the first five games of the 2011 season. I accepted your request and we will take steps to inform the NCAA," Smith said in a statement. He declined further comment.

The NCAA announced the decision Thursday night for half the basketball tournament of the first men of today. The new football can not overshadow the basketball team opens the NCAA tournament. The Buckeyes are the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament and play Texas-San Antonio in the second round to Cleveland on Friday.
Pryor, with starting offensive lineman Mike Adams, the leading rusher Daniel Herrera, the first team receiver Forward Posey and backup defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, admitted selling rings, trophies and clothing in 2009. Besides being in the first five games against Akron, Toledo, University of Miami, Colorado and Michigan, which must also return to the charity of equivalent benefits they received from $ 1,000 to $ 2,500.

"As in my players, I am very sorry that I made mistakes," Tressel said in a statement. "I ask that my university sanctions now in five games, so players and I can deal with this adversity."
Ohio State has shown the proposed penalties of six players (the second was estimated to be only the suspension of a game) in December. But the NCAA may be all to play for Buckeyes in '31-26 win Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl.

Tressel had repeatedly told investigators that he knew nothing of the players 'rights'. His contract stipulates that they must disclose any violations or to shoot. Yet, he signed the form on NCAA data, last September that he was not aware of any violations, even though he had exchanged e-mail in April and June, the Columbus attorney who said of his players with a tattoo owners lounge Columbus and the interests of the players had received.
Tressel said he did not tell anyone because he felt bound by confidentiality, since the tattoo parlor owner has been under investigation for drug trafficking in the federal government. 11.-year coach of the Buckeyes said he was concerned about security and his players said he had never even thought about the players accepting the undue advantage may affect their eligibility.

In addition to the initial suspension of two games, including Ohio State said Tressel has to pay a fine of $ 250,000 of his annual salary estimated at $ 3.5 million, must attend a compliance seminar will receive a Public reprimand and must apologize for his actions. In several interviews last week in front of fan support, over his appearance was greeted with a standing ovation, Tressel said he regrets his actions and apologized for embarrassing the university.

There is no timetable for further action from the NCAA on Tressel. Even with the appeal is rejected, the penalty for players now closed.

The NCAA could leave the 2010-season because Tressel knowingly used the eligible players.


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