Re: 2011 OSU Football-Will Tressel Survive?
Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Certainly he made an err in judgment. But actually, it's the opposite: he can go in the living room of folks and say he stands up for his players -- which he absolutely did.
There's no question he made a mistake. It's actually the lying about whether or not he knew in December that was probably his downfall. But he fell on the sword to protect his players... in a thespian sort of way, that's actually very admirable and should be a testament to his dedication to them.
I can certainly understand standing up for his players and doing what he can to protect them. I know he's loyal to his guys and treats them like family.
But when the NCAA comes knocking, it's time to come clean. That's the fatal blow to his integrity IMHO. He lied straight-faced to the NCAA. You just can't do that. You make a run-of-the-mill player violation into something a lot bigger.
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