Found an interesting article on cleveland.com that interviews the lead NCAA Investigator of TatGate. He is now with a legal firm that has filed a lawsuit AGAINST the NCAA for its "outdate practices and principles". There were two key take home messages for me.
- His comments lead one to suspect that the selling of player possessions is an old outdated concept (but he was tasked with "enforcing the current rules, not those he believes in")
- And despite numerous reports and the media circus that jumped all over it.....Coach Tressel NEVER lied to an NCAA investigator about the TatGate scandal. His violation (and a major one to the investigator) is that he kept the information to himself and never shared it with Smith or Gee (still a skeptic about this).
Here is the article: