Docs: Federal Letter That Brought Down Buckeyes

Here are the previously unseen images of a copy of the actual U.S. Department of Justice letter that alerted Ohio State officials in 2010 to Buckeye football player-only memorabilia that had been seized from Columbus Tattoo Parlor Owner and drug dealer Edward Rife by federal agents.

Department of Justice Letter Detailing Ohio State Memorabilia Seized From Tattoo Parlor Owner Edward Rife

It was the revelations contained in these federal - and now public - documents that broke the seal on the NCAA’s case against the Ohio State football program and head coach Jim Tressel and the subsequent, self-imposed NCAA penalties to follow. (Penalties that may soon be be increased.)

Department of Justice Letter Detailing Ohio State Memorabilia Seized From Tattoo Parlor Owner Edward Rife

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