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Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

Posted on: September 2, 2011 5:36 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2011 7:38 pm
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PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED (7:37 p.m. ET): CBSSports.com's Clark Judge reports that the league is "looking into" the report that Jim Tressel has been hired by Indianapolis.

"We just became aware of the report," a league spokesman told Judge, "and will look into it to determine the facts."

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It was awfully predictable that disgraced Ohio State coach Jim Tressel would land a job in the NFL. Somehow, some way, it seemed obvious to predict that Tressel, through the coaching network, would find something to do (other than count all the money he made at Ohio State before the Buckeyes axed him for looking the other way when his team was violating NCAA rules and then lying about it).

Today, the Colts and coach Jim Caldwell did exactly that, hiring Tressel as a gameday consultant. That means his main job will be to consult on replays, which means the other coaches on the Indianapolis staff won’t have to worry about it as they go about their business.

But there’s also one interesting aspect in all this predictability. What will Roger Goodell think about this? And most importantly, will he slap Tressel with a suspension for his part in the Ohio State controversy that ensnared now-Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor? You’ll recall that Goodell had no problem suspending Pryor for his college transgressions.

In fact, this is what he said when he announced that Pryor was eligible for the supplemental draft but would have to take an immediate five-game vacation.

“Pryor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft,” Goodell said. “Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules, which resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football.

"Pryor then applied to enter the NFL after the regular draft. Pryor had accepted at the end of the 2010 college football season a suspension for the first five games of the 2011 season for violating NCAA rules. Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs."

So, what will Goodell say about Tressel? He can’t, in good conscience, let Tressel work without some kind of punishment, can he?

I don’t know, but I can guarantee you one thing: the players will be paying attention – they certainly were when Goodell was deciding to suspend Ben Roethlisberger – and I’m sure the NFLPA will be doing the same (need proof? This is what NFLA spokesman George Atallah tweeted: "The NFLPA will be watching the Jim Tressell situation with interest.") If Goodell lets Tressel off with no punishment, the outcry will be loud and it will be angry. And rightfully so.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:27 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?



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Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2011 10:08 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

EXCELLENT POINT THREE THUNMBS UP



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2011 9:50 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

Good post, why isn't Pete Carrol mentioned in any of these articles, he knew it was coming and bolted to a head coaching job without getting his name and career dragged through the mud.  I'm tired of all these media outlets determining what happens in society, it is completely out of control.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 7:53 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

"Tressel is facing a suspension already.  He was supposed to only mis the first 5 games of the season, now he has to miss them for the rest of his life.  He was fired (asked to resign) from his dream job.  Now people want him to suffer even more punishment?  Pete Carrol knew penalties were coming and decided to leave, Tressel knew they were coming and still wanted to stay."

Suffer even more punishment? What? This is ALL his doing, he lied and tried to cover it up. He thought he would get away with it, probably because of his extreme arrogance. No one player or coach is bigger than the University. It's too bad cause he is a very good coach.



Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: September 4, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

Cheating in sports is out of control in this era.  It starts in high school with coaches recruiting kids out of their school district.  So the kid moves in with his "auntie" so he can play where ever he likes..Get in to college, the boosters pay-off players and their families. I'm not sure exactly what the penalties should be, but they should be severe enough to deter the cheating.  And the penalties should be applied consistantly to all violators regardless of stature or playing ability. 



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

Tressel is facing a suspension already.  He was supposed to only mis the first 5 games of the season, now he has to miss them for the rest of his life.  He was fired (asked to resign) from his dream job.  Now people want him to suffer even more punishment?  Pete Carrol knew penalties were coming and decided to leave, Tressel knew they were coming and still wanted to stay.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 6:14 pm
 

Shouldn't Tressel face a suspension as well?

Accussed of sexual assualt with no charges to date  vs. admitting lying.  yes, at this point, proven lying is worse.

Consider the Duke lacrosse fiasco.  when it happened, most people jumped all over the Duke players.  it was in fact a stripper at a frat house.  not great judgement, but nothing to sue over.

personal conduct clause I could see some arguement,but that is so subjective and we could probably suspend a lot of players.  Would Ray Lewis be suspended if he had his episode now?

Why no suspensions for infractions during the lockout? 

If it because there was no union or no-agreement in place with the NFL, isnt that hte same thing as being in college and not under the NFL rules?  ( player or coach)

too many ifs to be judge and jury, but that is what we have for now


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