Sunday morning WBNS-TV in Columbus reported that there may be news from the NCAA this week on its latest investigation of Jim Tressel and the Ohio State football program.
From WBNS-TV reporter Dan Fronzcak:
We may soon learn whether Ohio State’s self-imposed five game suspension for football coach Jim Tressel will stand with the NCAA.
10TV Sports has learned there could be some movement in the investigation into Tressel as early as next week, as both sides hope to resolve the issue before the start of the 2011 football season, 10TV’s Dan Fronczak reported.
During Ohio State’s spring scrimmage on Saturday, OSU athletics director Gene Smith said he could not confirm when the investigation would conclude.
“We, we being Ohio State, are not going to talk about the issue anymore,” Smith said. “When it happens, it happens.”
At a March 8 press conference, Smith confirmed in a university report to the NCAA that Tressel lied to Ohio State investigators repeatedly about the coach’s knowledge of multiple, now-confirmed NCAA violations committed by Ohio State football players. Days after that press conference, Ohio State increased Tressel’s suspension from two games to five games.
Last Tuesday OSU AD Smith admitted to Rusty Miller of the ASSOCIATED PRESS that Tressel had been ordered by the school to apologize at the initial March 8 press conference called by Ohio State to announce sanctions against the coach: Read more…