Ohio State Football Coach Jim Tressel
Ohio State paid $270,000 to a New York PR firm to help it manage publicly stemming from the scandal, plus another $162,000 to a Kansas firm specializing in NCAA compliance consulting” (Associated Press). Tressel had already cost the University money, reputation and a football season. He was protecting his players and has taken a lot of heat, especially for Terrelle Pryor. Tressel had no other choice but to resign as the head coach. And because Tressel decided to stick out his neck out so far for Pryor, it is highly likely that Jim Tressel will never coach football again.
Former Buckeye Terrelle Pryor
The Big Ten Championship ring the players sold for tattoos
The Sports Illustrated Issue that covered the scandal
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Mandel, Stewart. "Ohio State's Self-Imposed Penalties Seem Light, But are Reasonable." Sportsillustrated.com. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/07/08/ohio-state-ncaa-response/index.html. 8 July 2011. Web. 2 November 2011.
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