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Tressel is a Traitor

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by AKAK, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. AKAK

    AKAK Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens. Staff Member Tech Admin

    This ought to perk everyone up.

    Football paying off at Ohio State

    Published Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 1:00 am
    by Steve Zimmerman

    College football used to be fun to watch either on television or in person. That was when real amateurs played the game.
    But now with huge television contracts and shoe companies waving big bucks under university college presidents and athletic director’s noses, a seamy side has emerged, chock full of suspicion, innuendo and outright guilt.
    So meet college football’s latest poster boy for alleged illegal activity.
    Jim Tressel has come under scrutiny again after his former star running back Maurice Clarett alleged being paid for jobs he never worked and for being given cars to drive by boosters.
    And Tressel deserves everything he is getting now. For Tressel is a traitor. He is a traitor to his players and his programs, plural. Tressel’s problems at TOSU are well documented. The one’s he had at Youngstown State are not.
    Tressel was employed at Youngstown State prior to taking over as OSU football coach from John Cooper in 2001. Since then, the Buckeyes have finished 7-5, 14-0 and 11-2 and were national champions in 2002.
    In 2003, Tressel came under fire for his first Maurice Clarett affair. Clarett was dismissed from the team after leading them to the national title in 2002. He was accused of, and admitted to, lying on a police report and also admitted he accepted gifts of cash and cars from boosters.
    All the while Clarett was under fire; he never once gave up the coach. But when the heat fell on Tressel for an explanation, he, without hesitation, gave up Clarett, squealing like a greased pig at a pig race on the Fourth of July.
    That sent a very chilling message to any players who might also have thought about coming forward with accusations or, heaven forbid, the truth.
    Don’t cross the coach or else you could wind up like Clarett, on the sidelines out of football.
    In 1988, the Youngstown State Penguin quarterback was a young man named Ray Isaac. Isaac was the star and Tressel knew it. So did one “overzealous” booster. And therein lies the beginning of Tressel’s problems with the NCAA.
    Isaac, by his own admission, began taking money from a booster shortly after becoming a Penguin. He admitted in the past few weeks to several news organizations that the amount could have been as high as $10,000 in his college career. And that is above and beyond the use of cars he had.
    The gifts, which came from the former chairman of a well-known discount drug store chain (Phar-Mor), only came to light when that chairman found himself in court accused of corporate fraud.
    Tressel, like Sergeant Schultz on the old Hogan’s Heroes comedy, told investigators, “I know nothing.”
    And they believed him.
    Clarett has alleged the same things at OSU, including jobs where he got paid but did little if any actual work. And again, Tressel has claimed no knowledge of any illegal activity.
    And now, four other former Buckeyes, including former Minnesota Viking Robert Smith say they either received gifts or knew of gifts being given players at Ohio State.
    But the tie-in between Clarett and Tressel goes even deeper as Clarett is from guess where...Youngstown, Ohio. And Tressel knew Clarett and followed his high school exploits closely while still at YSU. He also recruited Clarett’s older brother to come to YSU.
    An investigation was conducted over the allegations at Youngstown State but Tressel skated by without a nick. It was after the final report was released that he was hired by The Ohio State University.
    What has happened to Clarett is nobody’s fault but his own. He took the gifts knowing it was wrong. He stopped attending classes during his freshman year because he didn’t think it mattered. And he took the bad advice of an agent, signed with that agent and tried to move to the NFL following his sophomore season.
    He was rebuked by the NFL and lost in court. So now he sits in limbo, apparently working out in preparation for the 2005 NFL Draft.
    If Clarett is drafted, after all he ha been through and the baggage he now carries, it won’t be until the late rounds. If he stayed in school and had played his sophomore and junior seasons, coming out after his junior year, he might have gone in the top three rounds.
    Now that is just a fairy tale for Clarett. The NCAA is now planning to visit the school for what could be just another of its dog and pony shows.
    And Tressel, following another loss Saturday, sits on the hot seat. Unfortunately, it is because of wins (lack of) and losses (too many) and not his skating ability.
  2. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    i feel bad for poor Maurice. Tressel is a traitor. I didnt think it untill i read this article. I'm glad somebody had the intelligence to write it.

  3. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall...

    Written by the Boca Raton news? :slappy: :slappy:
  4. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Now that's original.

    I swear I'm going to quit my job and become a reporter. What other job is easier? What a joke of a profession journalism has become.

  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    yawn....I expect everyone to pile on OSU now....its the way things are in the media.....fuck them all..........everyone trying to make a name for themselves off the OSU program.

    It makes me sick.
  6. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    doesnt bother me one bit. who cares what they think. pile on all you want, its still liarboy clarett's word vs. Tressel.
  7. gregorylee

    gregorylee I'd rather be napping!!

    They need to ask Hartline if Tress is a traitor, kid breaks his leg and one of the first people to call him is tOSU telling him he still has the scholly waiting. What a bunch of pussies, how nice it must be to have a forum to bash someone and no chance of rebuttle.
  8. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    Boca Raton=mouth of the rat

    nuff said!!
  9. BuckeyeInTheBoro

    BuckeyeInTheBoro This space left intentionally blank

    This is officially the worst written piece of crap yet.

    Quite a leap in just two sentences from the crimes being alleged to proven beyond a doubt and on into the sentencing phase. "Tressel deserves everything he's getting now?" Are you kidding me?

    I'm getting really sick of this BS. This guy's logic makes NO SENSE WHAT-SO-FRICKIN-EVER either...

    Has this guy ever even seen the head of the "sweatervest mafia"?
    This seems to contradict the image of coach blackballing Clarett to the "sidelines of college football" doesn't it?

    And how about these high-schoolish examples of imagery:
    So was he "squeeling like a pig" or saying "I know no-think!"? It seems to me you have to choose one or the other, Mr. Z

    Here's my contribution to the Bocan Raton News:

    Last edited: Nov 18, 2004
  10. Piney

    Piney Stay thirsty my friends Former Game Champion

    I couldn't even make it through a few lines. Boca Raton??? I swear Sport Editors across the country are saying

    "Hey guys, look at all those hits those newspaper websites get when they have a horrible OSU/Clarett Article. Where is our piece???" Heck, their might be side bets now between writers to see how bad of a piece they can write so they can piss off as many OSU fans as possible.

    I can't read any of this anymore... NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!
  11. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    :slappy: fuckin hilarious
  12. Bucktastic

    Bucktastic Troy Smith for HEISMAN

    Steve Zimmerman=FUCKING MORON.
  13. Padraig

    Padraig Jesus loves you, the rest of us think ur an idiot. Former FF Keeper Champ

    I couldn't help it. I e-mailed the pathetic hack and told him exactly what I thought about his piece of shit article. :mad1: :pissed: :box: :evil:
  14. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds!

    Doesn't Clarity have a thread so that we can remember morons like this in the future?
  15. FCollinsBuckeye

    FCollinsBuckeye Senior Former Game Champion

    How many fucking articles alleging all this bullshit are going to come out, only to end with :

    Fuck Boca Raton.

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