Ok, I'm going to throw a flag on some of the statements in the post.
"OSU has the largest compliance office in the country. At last count, they have 8 attorneys working in compliance. Compliance has been removed from the athletic department. Ever since the Jim O'Brien matter, OSU compliance have increasingly acted more like the Gestapo than people who are in place to protect student athletes. They have a terrible gotcha culture"
The compliance office is NOT removed from the athletic department. Here is the link to the directory for the athletic department, and it includes the entire compliance department, located in the Fawcett center. First link is to the actual current structure of the AD.
There are 13 compliance directors and a couple of support staff. Out of the 13, there are several who earned their law degrees after they served as compliance officers at other schools. It appears that all of them were student athletes while in school, having first person experience with NCAA compliance.
You cannot have a school the size of OSU, and a huge athletic department which is organized as a separate entity from OSU, and not have a lot of compliance officers, who also have legal backgrounds. Most of our varsity sports have a dedicated compliance officer, for which I don't see why that is a bad thing.
I have zero understanding why people are clamoring for us to become a school that attempts to sweep rule breaking and non compliance under the rug. Try to hide it because we believe other schools do. Rather childish approach to the problem.
Don't forget, these student athletes are adults. They are not children. They can read rules just like the rest of us. They can go to compliance officers , who obviously are available ( in particular, football has a dedicated officer) to ask if such and such is within guidelines. Those compliance officers( football worked for the NCAA for seven years, for heaven's sake) can directly ask for a ruling from the NCAA on a question. It's not that hard. We have a handful of self reported minor violations each semester because of the quagmire of rules from the NCAA throughout all sports, which OSU has 1040 student athletes. Knowing how the NCAA rules are such a spider web, I can't really accept that a student wouldn't take advantage of the compliance and legal advice available to them.
But as I said on an earlier thread, they are young adults, who make mistakes, dumb choices, and think sometimes they can slide through on stuff.
We don't know the full story , all we know is what Chase has said, since OSU has not put out any kind of official statement yet, nor has the NCAA. Chase said he made a "mistake", which may or may not have been deliberate. He'll pay the hopefully appropriate and no more price, and we move on.