considering you could have written it back when the NOA came out. At least it was released on a Friday.
From the Notice of Allegations from March that was sent to Ohio State by the NCAA:
"Also, on December 16, 2010, the six student-athletes whose eligibility was affected
were interviewed by institutional representatives. Shortly after the conclusion of the
last student-athlete interview, Director of Athletics Gene Smith and Tressel met
briefly with those institutional officials who had conducted the interviews to ask
about the status of the information and its implications on the anticipated eligibility
restoration requests. During that conversation, University officials asked Tressel
about his knowledge of the information. More specifically, Senior Associate General Counsel for Athletics Julie Vannatta asked Tressel if he had been contacted by anyone about this matter or if he knew anything about it. Tressel replied that while he had received a tip about general rumors pertaining to certain players, such information was not specific and pertained to the players' off-field choices. The University interpreted his responses to mean that the tip related to the social decisions/choices being made by certain student-athletes. Tressel also mentioned during this December conversation that he did not recall from whom he received the tip and that he did not know that any items had been seized. Nevertheless, the conversation represented another opportunity when Tressel could have informed the institution of his previous e-mails with Cicero."
Also, this is good reading...
NCAA case summary
Oh man, you know what I just realized would be really fun? Redaction Mad-libs! That's a blog post idea, fo sho.
“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody
ok, until a new NOA shows up none of this means jack squat to me.
I said all along, from day one, that he had to have told somebody, but a) it was a "there might be something, but right now there's nothing, I'll look into it, you don't need to worry about it yet" kinda of tell somebody and b) there's no papertrail. Tressel lost his job because the papertrail ended at him. CYA, document everything, and he's still coaching with Gene Smith in the unemployment line and we would have stopped talking about this months ago.
Where has 10tv been? This was already documented.