Suspensions Hold For TatGate 5

By 11W Staff on March 17, 2011 at 8:28p

Per an NCAA release, the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement has upheld the decision that the OSU's five suspended athletes must serve the entirety of the original five game suspensions.

According to the NCAA, Mike Adams, Daniel Herron, DeVier Posey, Terrelle Pryor and Solomon Thomas will have to sit out the first five games of the 2011 season for trading and selling awards, gifts and university apparel, as well as receiving improper benefits in 2009. These players must also repay money and benefits ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 as per the terms.

Can't pretend this is surprising giving the Tressel circumstances, but it's disappointing none the less.


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OHIOinME's picture

What's this Tressel 5 games thing? You know the whole "Thank you may I have another" thing.

Abe Froman's picture

They should have sat out the bowl game.  Don't let the NCAA pick and choose which games.  Take the suspension when you get it.

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

Luke's picture

The NCAA is the governing body in either case, so it's not up to Ohio State. The NCAA's exigent circumstances clause is what exempted the players, not Ohio State's explicit wishes.

741's picture

^He's wicked smart.

Alex's picture

He apparently has asked for the same 5 games. If nothing else a great pr move

Cross Village's picture

For you Buckeye short slighters who cannot see beyond your Scarlet and Pink sunglasses......

Prepare for the worst....... vacated wins, perhaps a lost Big 10 co-championship and a bowl win.

What Tressel did (failed to do) does not rise to his own standards as expressed in "The Winner's Manual- For the Game of Life"  much less the NCAA's Guide to the Life of Coaches.

Just brace yourselves.

Pam's picture

Gee, thanks man. I had no idea that things could get worse.  Thanks for the heads up

Cross Village's picture

smell the expresso.......

741's picture

Thank goodness Bruce broke the story and exposed all of us mindless, uneducated Tressel groupies to the truth.

Oh, wait...

JakeBuckeye's picture

Breaking an NCAA violation has nothing to do with a person's character or integrity. Their rule book id one huge joke that is broken by every FBS head football coach in the country. Yeah, I said it! This is not an issue of Tressel the man, Bruce Hooley. This is an issue of Tressel the coach.

By the way, this holds true to Tressel's belief that everyone makes mistakes. With the amount of people he has forgiven, his continued good works in the community and overseas with our troops, and for how long he's dealt with some of the dumb asses of our fanbase, he's absoultley earned the right to be forgiven for this.

But I know you are most likely a holier than thou, vessel of integrity so I suppose you can continue on with your arrogant opinion. I mean, you did pretty much compare Bruce Hooley to Jesus Christ, LOL! Hilarious dude.

Cross Village's picture

Dang if you aren't good at slurping the purple kool aid!  Tressel is no Vessel.

Face it... J Tressel isn't J Christ no how many times you squeeze your beads.

He fouled his own props and is in the process of getting his boating license revoked. 

JakeBuckeye's picture

He certainly isn't Jesus Christ, Bruce Hooley is bro!

You're right, Tressel commited a foul and deserves punishment and will recieve that punishment. That doesn't make him a bad man, quite the opposite as Jim Tressel is a great man. Now what you can debate is if this makes Jim Tressel a bad coach.

If you or I were punished every time we lied or concealed information, I'm quite sure our punishments would stack up through the roof.