Re: Ohio State Football 2012
It is easy to call Tressel a liar and a cheat and totally forget that what got him in trouble wasn't so black and white. Take a view of the facts and circumstances longitudinally in 5, 10, 20 years and he might not look like such the villain. The players, (Herron, Pryor) deserve most of the blame for the short-term effects on the program, and Gene Smith is also culpable. Tressel is primarily a scapegoat.
It is not a black and white issue, and I think history will help people to see that, once time has its effects on emotions and helps people to see things a little more objectively. Right now, its just so much grave dancing by people either bitter about the post-Tressel effects or people who don't like the Buckeyes, and especially like to see a person generally viewed as an upright person get caught doing something wrong. It is a pathetic side of human nature that I despise.
But doing something very wrong on his job shouldn't erase years of his record as a humanitarian, esp. considering the nature of the "crimes." The negative words used to describe Tressel far exceed the nature of the "crimes."
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Last edited by traderumor; 12-05-2012 at 02:35 PM.