Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Hump Day Dump: Cover Up Clusterfuck Open Forum

(...Jim Tressel)

Douche Lord of the Week: Commenter Drew is sure to say some asinine shit in the comments today, similar to what he said after hours last night. So in anticipation of this, Drew will stay DLoW until next week/year.

I know we kind of had this yesterday, but nothing was official then. I had a nice little fake interview lined up for today but after watching that joke of a press conference/cover up, I think the Fuckeye situation should be addressed. Here goes it.

Shenanigans. Bull shit. I call fucking bull shit. What a lying piece of shit. Jim Tressel blatantly lied to NCAA investigators about what he knew regarding the situation with his players selling their memorabilia. He basically admitted as much in his press conference. He carried around this knowledge nine months before finally deciding to come clean. This shouldn't be a surprise, the Fuckeyes annually lead the Big Ten in football related violations. Why is this okay?

Dez Bryant lost almost his entire junior season and likely millions of dollars by dropping in the draft because he lied to NCAA investigators about going for a jog and having lunch with Deion Sanders. A 20 year old student-athlete college career was given the death penalty because of one meaningless lie. A.J. Green was suspended for four games for selling a bowl jersey for $1,000. Four fucking games.

Jim Tressel is a grown ass man, who has had plenty of run-ins with compliance officers and investigators in his time, who blatantly lied about knowledge of a federal investigation. "He was protecting his players"...you're an absolute fucking moron if you think Tressel's behaviors revolve around anything other than protecting his own ass. The kids are a meal ticket to him and his cronies, nothing more. He would sell them out in a heart beat if it meant saving himself, ain't that right Maurice?

But the NCAA has taken a new approach to dealing with serious violations, so there may be some hope. Judging by Bryant's punishment, Tressel should at least be fired and lose a testicle. But of course that's not what happened. He can't coach in two games against MAC schools(I guarantee a Toledo victory!) and is fined $250,000 that some boosters will pay for him. That's not a fucking punishment. That's not good enough.

The NCAA still has a chance to overrule what the Fuckeyes have imposed, but considering the NCAA and the Fuckeyes have been working together on this for some time now it is doubtful the NCAA will sway from its hypocritical ways. The NCAA is a fraud.

Jim Tressel is not an honest person. He's not somebody to look up to. He's not somebody who will have your child's best interests in mind. He's a coach who is paid to win at all costs. He's no different than the majority of major BCS coaches. Just realize this. In closing, Jim Tressel should have been swallowed.

28 comments:

Irishman said...

I could not agree more. 100% absolutely correct.

GMoney said...

What bothers me is that he's hiding behind this notion of confidentiality. Talk to a fucking good lawyer then!!! Sitting on that info was the absolute worst decision he could make.

This whole thing reeks of "I make a ton of money so I can do what I want".

I can't believe I'm saying this but compared to yesterday, terrelle pryor got royally phase 5'ed.

Grumpy said...

He was working undercover as a confidential informant for the Justice Dept. He is a true American hero, protecting the youth of America from predatory, scumbag tattoo parlor operators.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for Iceman, Ace, G$, Grump, etc. to whine today about their bloody tampons being thrown in their face.

We are winners and will always be winners. Everybody else are losers and will always be losers. Deal with it!

-Damman

Drew said...

"He blantantly lied to NCAA investigators"....First off, he never even SPOKE with NCAA investigators. He did not bring it up to OSU compliance. Get your facts straight.

"He's a coach who is paid to WHEN at all costs".....hahahaha.

Face it...you fags didn't get what you wanted. You tuned in thinking the OSU program/Tressel would get the fucked by the huge black dick and instead they got the baby Asian dick.

At most they add a game. I personally think he should be out as long as the five players are, but obviously the school/NCAA don't agree.

Winning!

MuDawgfan said...

I don't care about his suspension or his team.
I just like the fact that we don't have to deal with the sanctimony from OSU/Big 10 fans about how "OUR CONFERENCE PLAYS IT CLEAN, WE'RE THE REAL CONFERENCE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES."

Horseshit. Your flagship program is waist deep in damn lies.

GMoney said...

Classic buckeye fans...thinking that yesterday was some huge triumph.

Jeff said...

This could never happen at another big ten school, especially Michigan. your players have to have championship hardware to sell first.

All kidding aside, deny deny deny til you die!!! Ohio state is just like a big corporation. The ncaa will not let them fail, just like the government did with wall street.

Deal with it haters! Isn't it basketball season?

Mr. Ace said...

I didn't expect the Fuckeyes/Tressel to get hammered because the NCAA is corrupt, but I was certainly for a fair punishment. This wasn't it.

Fuckeyes will be Fuckeyes, as these comments prove. I'm honestly embarrassed for you because you are all coming off as mindless morons.

The double standard between athletes and coaches/admins is ridiculous and this situations exemplifies that.

WHENNING!

Anonymous said...

AJ Green blatantly lied to NCAA investigators. JT was negligent with information (it was confidential info!!). There is a pretty big difference.

I think the NCAA will add to the sanctions. College programs play the "I didn't know" card all the time (eg-Auburn). When there is documented evidence that they did know, they should come down hard. There isn't a historical apples to apples comparison, so it will be interesting to see what route they take.

My guess is a few more game suspension and probation. I doubt they'll take away postseason eligibility. Our ratings are too high dammit!

Dut

Anonymous said...

And enough about this. Let's talk about the best team in college basketball!

Dut

Anonymous said...

There is a big difference between this and Dez Bryant, Bruce Pearl, etc. The difference being that Dez Bryant actively committed a vialtion (Act), failed to report it (omission), and then blatantly lied about it when asked (Act). Tressel did not commit the violation that needed reporting, he only omitted to report the violation. It is unclear whether he lied to the NCAA about it when asked. So there are fewer violations than in those cases. I tend to think the suspension could be increased to 3-4 games and OSU may have to vacate wins from 2010, because Tressel allowed ineligible player to play. Along with the obvious probation, that may be it. The only way OSU gets more than that is if it is found out that compliance knew of this all along, but there is no evidence to suggest that.

From an attorney's perspective, he did not have a duty of confidentiality to the attorney e-mailing him. In fact, the attorney was probably breaching his duty of confidentiality to his client by disclosing the information to Tressel. I also find it hard to believe that a man of his age, experience, and intelligence did not have the sense to at least speak to an attorney about his obligations. However, that is an issue for the NCAA to decide.

As things stand now, I am still proud to have him as coach of my alma mater.

-Lil' Strut

MuDawgfan said...

AJ Green didn't lie to anyone. When UGA caught him, Richt asked him if it was true, he confirmed it and then he began missing games.

Google is your friend:
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5547721


UGA reported it and held him out of the home opener so they wouldn't have to vacate wins if he played and was subsequently suspended. He and the school were completely honest about the situation and Green served his suspesion silently, issuing no statements.

Comparing Georgia's situtaion to Ohio States is similar to comparing a Super Soaker to a firehose. They are different in size and scope.

Mr. Ace said...

If I recall the Dez Bryant situation correctly, his contact with Deion wasn't actually a violation, definitely not a serious one. He was punished for lying to the NCAA investigators when asked about the contact.

So he lied directly to the NCAA for fear of being punished. Tressel lied about having knowledge of the players violations for whatever lame reasons he has given.

I just don't see how Dez loses 10 games and Tressel only loses 2.

Anonymous said...

Sorry MUdawg.. I confused AJ Green and Dez Bryant.

Dut

Anonymous said...

Ace,

Because Dez Bryant not only committed the actual violation, but he failed to report it and then lied about it when asked. Act, Omission, Act. Tressel did not commit the initial act, but failed to report it. There is no evidence available to the public at this time to suggest that Tressel lied to the NCAA. Am I saying he did not lie to the NCAA? No. But we do not know that for sure, so all Tressel has now is an Omission and maybe an Act on top of that. That is the difference between him and Dez Bryant.

-Lil' Strut

Anonymous said...

Ace- JT was also fined 250K. How much was Dez fined? There is more to come from the NCAA, so stop whining.

Dut

GMoney said...

I was extremely pissed about this last night as the comments will show but I'm getting over it. More is coming but we just have to wait now.

LS is right, there was nothing about confidentiality in those emails and what idiot sends classified info on a fed case vial email to a football coach anyway?

The only way that I would approve of this current suspension is if it was for the first two big ten games and not for the mac teams.

This whole situation just validates what we already know: 98% of anOSU fans are braindead slobs.

Mr. Ace said...

Dut, Dez lost much more than $250,000 by dropping down draft boards because of this. Pretty obvious.

The only violation Dez committed was lying. So the one ACT was OMITTING information to the NCAA.

G$, I agree. I think missing Big Ten games would be much more a punishment. Hopefully the NCAA agrees.

Anonymous said...

G$,

Actually, the attorney in the e-mails did request that Tressel keep the information confidential. What I am saying is that Tressel was under no such legal duty to do so.

-Lil' Strut

Anonymous said...

Ace,

So Dez did not have lunch with Deion Sanders? He did. That is the First Act. The Omission is failing to report that act. The final act is lying to investigators when asked about it.

-Lil' Strut

GMoney said...

Its the strangest reverse atty/client priv case ever!

I want to believe that atty in question is Kevin Kurgis.

And well done, Gordon Gee. What a perfect time to debut your standup material. That guy is worse than ass cancer.

The Iceman said...

I'm not gonna whine about anything Damman. There's obviously something here if OSU put self imposed penalties on Tressel in an attempt at NCAA damage control.

This just proves what I've said all along. No matter how "clean" you think your program is, the fact is that everyone has skeletons and everyone has something to hide. Tressel knew what he was doing was wrong and he got caught. Now he has to deal with the after math. Maybe now OSU fans will realize Tressel is no better than the SEC scumbags OSU fans verbally bash any chance they get. Probably not though because that involves thinking rationally...and we all know the OSU fans lacks the ability to think rationally.

Drew said...

Hopefully, they reduce the suspension to one game so G$'s head blows up.

GMoney said...

I'm ok of they reduce it to one game...just as long as its the michigan game.

Drew, you said something last night about gene smiff making sure that they don't get crushed here but I would think of it the opposite. Like he couldn't afford to go light because that makes him look bad. And that Emmert guy just took the reins of the ncaa so its going to be awhile before Mr Economy can apply for that gig.

Jeff said...

I've come to my senses. This is not only a football issue, but an issue with university integrity and compliance. We've seen this before from Tressel, even at Youngstown State. He's beginning to become the university's scab that keeps reopening. Yes he has had great accomplishments on the field, but the university needs to take a long hard look at these other recurring off field matters. Anyone who coaches at Ohio State will and can win. The only thing that I think saves Tressel is if he did in fact forward those emails and then they were never dealt with. He did nod yes when asked if he did forward the emails before Gene Smith said he could not answer that question. The question now is who did he forward the emails to and if he did then who else is he taking the fall for? Tressel is still very much to blame though.

Jeff said...

And yes Tressel lied to the NCAA when he signed a form over the summer saying he did not know of any NCAA violates that may have occurred.

Anonymous said...

I hope he did not forward the e-mails to the compliance department and then the compliance department did nothing about it. If that is the case, I get the feeling the penalties would be far more severe, because they would be at an institutional level rather than just with the head coach.

-Lil' Strut