Jim Tressel’s Corruption, Malfeasance Luridly Detailed by SI

Jim Tressel’s resignation, which most of the thinking college football world believes was a forced resignation, seemed to catch us off guard. We didn’t think the Ohio State Buckeyes Coach would step down on Memorial Day, but that’s because we didn’t know a smoking gun of a Sports Illustrated article was about to be published.

The sweater vest knew this was coming, and knew it was time to go because he just couldn’t hide the truth anymore.

“I’m told it is likely my SI mag story will be posted at SI.com later today/tonight. Timing of Tress dec[ision]. will make sense after you read it,” article author George Dohrmann tweeted earlier today.

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Lampooning Jim Tressel’s Corruption: a Cottage Industry is Born (Pictures)

When you’ve ruled the Big Ten landscape for so long, you make a lot of enemies. When you achieved that place in college football because you repeatedly broke numerous rules along the way, you make many more enemies.

Much has been made of Jim Tressel lying repeatedly to Ohio State compliance officials about what he knows of the NCAA violations committed by his Ohio State Buckeyes football team. It eventually cost him his job, and it should have. He did the crime; and Tressel even lied to cover up chicanery while he was at Youngstown State.

More on that here It’s one thing to commit infractions, another to cover them up, but Tressel also likes to quote bible verse in public and project a holier-than-thou attitude.

By Paul M. Banks

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