Coach Tressel will always be one of those incindiary figures to those outside of our program. I have a similar story to this though of far less importance. I'm not the guy who emails sports figures to get their attention or just hopes for a response. During the height of Tatgate, 2 days before Tress eventually stepped down I sent him an email. I let him know that despite all of his struggles I always thought of him as a person I'd want my son to play for. A man of integrity who has made a mistake. I let him know that I'd definitely keep him in my prayers and that no matter what he'd always be part of the Buckeye family to me.
The DAY before he stepped down he responded back to me.
I'd like to take the time to thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I appreciate you taking the time to send them.*additional religious content removed in fear of the banhammer*
The day before the man got forced out he took the time to respond to some random fan. Sad to see a few emails taint that.
P.s. Riley Cooper is a dbag, using that term may not implicitly make you a racist but it DEFINITELY makes you a dbag.