Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Vest's Folly, aka Jim Tressel takes a fall....more rain, rain, rain....
Ohio State Football takes a hit_____
Yesterday, following months of speculation, and charges against Pryor and others on the team, it all came crashing down on the seemly clean cut Ohio State coach. Last night, Tressel, OSU Athletic Director, Gene Smith, and the bow tie wearing university President Gorden Gee, called a hastened press conference, to lay out the fact that The Vest had been caught in a lie...a big time lie. Despite previous denials, Tressel admitted that he had indeed been notified that Pryor and Company had been hanging around a reputed drug dealer and tattoo parlor owner, and selling autographs and memorabilia to same. Problem for Ohio State and Tressel was, he had in December stated he had just became aware of the problems...the uncovered e-mails proved otherwise. The Vest had known about the problems since April of 2010.
So Ohio State, in an apparent effort to defuse the situation, before the NCAA investigation finds more "dirt" on the OSU football program, and Jim Tressel, fine their coach $250K and suspended him for the first two games of next season....I'm thinking the NCAA is going to find that is not quite enough. So despite his 9-1 record against hated Michigan, 3 appearances in the National Title Game(with 1 win), and a 5-3 BCS Bowl Record, it appears that the bloom is off this rose. In my opinion, the whole mess goes back to selling his soul and his 2008 Senior Class out for a piece of garbage named Terrelle Pryor, who if nothing else, has been as big a bust as I thought he would be. For once I can smile saying..."I told you so". I remain an Ohio State Football fan, but not of it's coach, or that sorry excuse of a human being he calls his quarterback. The other foot may soon drop on The Vest, but with the NCAA, who knows, he may get off with this slap on the wrist?
Meeting up with "Wulfie" and Kent at McSobers in Coldwater tonight....but nothing else is planned in the next couple of days.
Photos-Jim "The Vest" Tressel, the embattled coach(and deservedly so) of The Ohio State University Football...The logo of the Top of Ohio Baseball Umpires Association, my other association, Tressel's prodigal son Terrelle "I'm the Messiah" Pryor, where the Vest's problem's really begin...and the area Radar as it looked at 1:30 this afternoon...the rain begins to move out.