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Jim Tressel, You Must Be Joking


NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04: Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Jim Tressel said he didn’t know who to share his information with. This is a little like saying I didn’t know where to throw the grenade. Anyone with a lick of college football sense knows if someone tells you your players might be seriously violating some NCAA rules, you go right to your school, your athletic director, your president, and you say. “We might have a problem.” You don’t sit onthe information hoping it will go away – anymore than you would hold onto that grenade.

Tressel sat on his information, most likely because it involved star players. In the end, those star players, for the very facts that Tressel was warned about, got a five game suspension. Tressel got two. It makes you wonder who’s the adult and who’s the kid here.