I’ll keep this blog short and sweet, since there’s no shortage of articles about Ohio State and Tat-gate on the web right now. In a surprising turn, said as sarcastically as I can, the NCAA has said that they agree with Ohio State on the violations that were reported. In case you’re a fan of the SEC, USC, or any of the schools across the country that hate OSU, I’ll say that again…THE NCAA HAS SAID THAT THEY AGREE WITH OHIO STATE ON THE VIOLATIONS THAT WERE REPORTED.
Does this mean that OSU is out of danger and not going to receive any further sanctions? No. What it does mean, however, is that the Buckeyes will not face the harsh penalties associated with a “Failure to Monitor” label that other schools have received in years’ past. For all of the idiots out there, including George Dohrmann, STOP trying to compare OSU to SMU, USC, or famous criminals. The car deals were fictional, and the problems did not go nearly as deep as ESPN or SI would have you believe. Jim Tressel lied to the NCAA, and that was wrong. 8 players received tattoos or sold memorabilia for money, and that was wrong. But those violations were reported and punished. To the millions of people that continue to blow this out of proportion: Sorry you didn’t get what you want, we’ll see you on the field.