Ohio State head coach Jim Tressell apologized once again for committing several NCAA violations. Here is more from espn.com and the AP.
Ohio State coach Jim Tressel apologized for letting people down Wednesday and acknowledged that some may view him as a cheater in the wake of NCAA violations that resulted in a five-game suspension.”I suppose there could be some that might feel that way and there might be others who might not,” Tressel said. “I don’t have a whole lot of control over that.”
Tressel, dressed in his trademark sweater-vest, declined to discuss the investigation into the rules violations during an almost hour-long news conference.
Ohio State has recommended that Tressel be suspended the first five games of this season for failing to report that his players sold memorabilia and received improper benefits. Tressel knew about the situation but did not inform his superiors or the NCAA for more than nine months.
It will be interesting to see if Tressel can survive this. Tennessee kept Bruce Pearl around for a season before showing him the door after public pressure. Tressel is right about one thing, he is viewed as a cheater.