COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State football program self-imposed two years of probation and vacated all 12 wins from its 2010 season, including its victory over Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl, in Friday’s response to the NCAA’s letter of allegations.
In an effort to show the program is now headed in the right direction, Ohio State made it clear that it has been making a vast effort to improve the university’s extensive monitoring of its student athletes in addition to implementing a bigger emphasis on its education process within the compliance department.
|Jim Tressel’s final season with the Bucks will now be vacated.|
The program fell subject to scandal when it became public that six prominent football players had sold memorabilia given to them by Ohio State in exchange for money and extra benefits.
Things got exponentially worse months later when proof surfaced thatJim Tressel had previous knowledge of violations being committed by prominent athletes and decided not to come forward with the information.
Tressel, who has since resigned, played all the players involved – including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who has also since left the program – resulting in dishonesty and the illegal playing of players who should’ve been ineligible.
In the program’s response, however, there is no mention of scholarship reductions or a postseason ban. Instead, Ohio State felt the additional sanctions coupled with the five-game suspensions of the student athletes involved were sufficient.
Ohio State did mention it did accept Tressel’s resignation in the response, which cut all ties from scandal from the program since it asserted Tressel was the only one with previous knowledge of the player’s transgressions. Read more here
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