Jim Tressel resigned on Memorial Day, hours before Sports Illustrated published a devastating investigation that said the coach had lost control of the Ohio State football program. The article, written by George Dohrmann, with David Epstein, found that:
— The coach was willfully ignorant of malfeasance
— Ohio State’s memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal stretched back to 2002, not 2010, as previously thought
— There are allegations that players swapped memorabilia for marijuana
— The coach had potentially broken rules when he was an OSU assistant in the mid-1980s and as Youngstown State’s head coach
The authors call Tressel’s integrity “one of the great myths of college football.”
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