Monday, April 25, 2011

Ohio State receives Notice of Allegations – That was quick…

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Apparently, the school has not yet released the document, but from from the Dispatch story linked above, it looks like the two most serious lines of jeopardy have been avoided. The Buckeyes were not cited for either “failure to monitor” or “lack of institutional control,” which can bring highly punitive sanctions.

The NCAA alleges that:

Tressel was guilty of unethical behavior by knowingly providing false information to NCAA  staff in in certifying that he knew of no violations by his players and failed to inform school officials.

Ohio State knowingly fielded ineligible players in the 2010 season when starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor and others competed, and Tressel had direct knowledge of their misconduct.

However, It appears to be a near certainty that Ohio State will be forced to vacate every win involving the players who were alleged to have received improper benefits.

Exit Question: How is the fact that Tressel’s superiors were unaware of his knowledge of improper benefits received by four top players not at least a failure to monitor? Did they “know, or should have known” that he was was hiding something?

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Anonymous said...

No letter to Auburn yet. What does that tell you?

GulfCoastBamaFan said...

That there remains a wide-ranging, complex investigation involving a number of issues, none of which are as cut and dried as those at Ohio State.

It also says that for schools who cooperate after being caught redhanded typically have their cases cleared much faster than those who lawyer up and fight.

Anonymous said...

If you had to give a % of how sure you were that Auburn will have major violations what would it be? 30%? 90%? What do you consider a reasonable time frame? This summer? 2012? 2020? I'll believe it when I see it. I'm not holding my breath.

GulfCoastBamaFan said...

I wouldn't put odds on that if you held a gun to my head.

See this post from last December:

National Chaotic Athletic Association.