Here’s a photo taken a few minutes before Ohio State’s press conference Tuesday to announce Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel’s suspension for lying to Ohio State officials investigating allegations of NCAA violations involving Buckeye football players.
(Before .. After (inset))
The background was hastily hustled out of the area before Tressel, Ohio State President Gordon Gee and Athletic Director Gene Smith took the podium.
Ohio State did not remove the logo background before its Dec. 23, 2010, press conference to announce self-imposed penalties stemming from NCAA violations committed by five current Buckeye football players.
It was those violations that Tressel lied repeatedly to OSU officials about on December 16, 2010, in claiming he knew nothing material about the situation.