I feel like the vest is just like the Mouth of the South (same first name). They continually cheat (Mouth of the South with his giant megaphone) and finally one of them was caught...When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside...All those little Hokemaniacs need to say their prayers and eat their vitamins because Hokemania is going to run wild on you.
I am an OSU fan, which make this seem a bit biased, but in the scheme of evil/cheating actions a college coach could take, this one doesn't seem all that bad to me. I'm not saying that concealing information to the NCAA is a good thing, but it's not like there was some kind of pay-to-play situation, or agents are giving money to players, or kids are having other people take their tests, or parents of kids are ending up with cars. These players exchanged goods (earned from playing) for money/services and remarkably, Tressel got an email about it. It could have been a lot worse (i.e. loss of institutional control).
Gutsy, I hear what you're saying - and yeah, we're all aware of transgressions by NCAA coaches that appear "worse" on their face. But rules are rules, and it seems that while Tressel may not have put the money in his players' pockets, he was fully aware of their own rule-breaking, and then not only turned a blind eye, but then actively lied about it. Under the rules, that's just not kosher.
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