It came out on Monday night that Jim Tressel was notified months before the Tat-gate incident at Ohio State. Now that the story has come out and the school has responded to the story and decided to suspend him for two games and fine him $250,000.00. This seems like a joke of a punishment that the school wants to make it seem like this is taking it serious. But the NCAA is still investigating and has a chance to make a statement.
The NCAA has been very easy on the punishment phase of some of the most recent investigations, and has shown fans across the country that they will not lay the wood to a cash cow. As it stands, it seems like no school really fears the NCAA and has no intentions of changing it’s practices of finding ways around the rules. Every Time a school gets caught cheating or in a scandal, they throw up a very feeble attempt at punishment and have it accepted by the NCAA.
Jim Tressel knew what was going on, long before the story ever broke before the bowl game. He never turned any of his information over to the school, and then never said a word when the NCAA was investigating the players. To me, this seems like a blatant slap in the face and he should be nailed to wall for this, and the school should take a hit as well. If the NCAA doesn’t lay the wood to Tressel and Ohio State for this fiasco, then they will continue to be a laughing stock and there will continue to be blatant cheating and lying in college football.
[box]Be Sure to follow Kody’s sports Korner on Twitter. @kodysportskornr[/box]