Twitter exploded last night with the posting of this article by Yahoo’s Charles Robinson and Dan Wetzel.
In the piece, Robinson claims that the Buckeye coach knew about the memorabilia scandal well before the Athletic department, which if true would be a major violation of NCAA rules-
Tressel received information that players were selling items to Edward Rife – the owner of Fine Line Ink Tattoos in Columbus – as early as April 2010, according to a source. However, neither Ohio State nor the NCAA investigated the transactions or the players’ relationship with Rife until December 2010, when the school claims it was informed of the situation by the local United States Attorney’s office.
Neither the NCAA, The Ohio State University or Coach Tressel responded to the article last night. In fact, there was some dispute as to when the University was even contacted about the story. Yahoo claims they informed the University 3 hours before they published the story, while the University says it was 30 minutes. [Read more...]