Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel has resigned amid NCAA violations and mounting revelations that sullied the image of one of the nation’s top football programs.
Jim Tressel will pay for his own defense lawyers as the Ohio State head coach faces charges that he was aware his players had received improper benefits and didn’t report it.
After a scandal that involved apparent illegal campaign contributions and inappropriate spending, the Fiesta Bowl will be allowed to remain part of the Bowl Championship Series, though it must pay a $1 million fine.
NCAA president Mark Emmert wants to take a tougher stance against NCAA rule breakers.
The NCAA has accused Boise State of one major violation and a series of minor violations over a five-year period that involve five sports, including the football team.
Four years ago, when Terrelle Pryor signed with Ohio State, he was hailed by the sweater-vested faithful as a conquering hero whose arrival in Columbus guaranteed a national championship.
Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel was among the reports who broke the story that Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel knew about player violations before they came to light.
Gene Smith, Ohio State athletic director has returned tot he school’s campus and has called a press conference for Tuesday night. There remains a chance that head coach Jim Tressel’s job might be in jeopardy.