Ohio State to Avoid Worst Charges
When the NCAA comes calling, the worst charges possible include a failure to monitor or a lack of institutional control.
It appears Ohio State has managed to avoid those two charges.
Ohio State will meet with the NCAA Committee on Infractions on August 12th, but, in a letter sent Thursday, the organization said it felt the "failure to monitor" charge was not appropriate in the Ohio State case.
Consistent with Ohio State's findings, the NCAA said there was no evidence that anyone on the Ohio State staff, other than former head coach Jim Tressel, was aware of the violations that occured.
Now, Ohio State will find out whether the NCAA will accept Ohio State's self-imposed penalties or add to them. That will come some time after the August 12 meeting.