Nearly One Quarter of OSU Athletic Staff Drives Donated Cars

By Jason Priestas on May 27, 2011 at 11:14a

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William's picture

If it doesn't violate any NCAA rules, who cares? What will the haters say? It's unfair that you're athletic department is so successful and is able to attain such deals from local businesses and ours isn't. If its kosher its kosher, its that simple.

Maestro's picture

Drug reps drive free cars.  Let's hang 'em all.

vacuuming sucks

Maestro's picture

Seriously, why the heck is this worthy of print in the Dispatch?  Are these reporters just grasping at straws to try to find something?  The other car deals are turning out to be basically nothing and now this story which is basically nothing??????

vacuuming sucks

bsaucy81's picture

I don't understand the story here.  So the car dealerships give something of value to Ohio State coaches/staff (the use of an automobile) and in return they get something of value (tickets to Ohio State sporting events).  Isn't this how any product is exchanged on a market?   

Matt's picture

This story reeks of the Dispatch re-hashing a previous investigation from 2004, hoping to strike gold with some new dirt, going through the FOIA motions, and coming up with bupkus.  So the Dispatch goes ahead and writes a story filled with innuendo but containing nothing of substance.  

Next, the Dispatch will report that tens of thousands of Ohioans pay millions of dollars to the OSU athletics department each week, for the alleged privilege of sitting in a large oval shaped structure for several hours on any given fall Saturday so that these Ohioans can watch college students run up and down a field of plastic grass.  

Don't know about you guys, but that deal sounds extremely sketchy to me.  We need an investigation.

Pam's picture

What kind of BS is this!  The donated cars don't violate BMV laws or NCAA rules.  Where is the story and why is it always these reporters?  I just wrote to one of them.  I will let you know if I get an answer

JKH1232's picture

I'm  as baffled as the rest of you.  I mean, if it wasn't cars and was money, would this be a story?  "Dealership exchanges money for tickets!"