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Friday, July 08, 2011

Ohio State Vacates 2010 Season, Places Football Program on 2 Year Probation

Well I guess this is just the first step in their recovery. Still in denial the Ohio State University vacated all of it's football wins in 2010 including the Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas and the win over arch rival Michigan. They also imposed a two year probation on it's program which basically doesn't mean anything. They aren't going to take away scholarships or future bowl appearances. This quite frankly won't be enough to avoid the wrath of the NCAA. It's like putting a band aid on Brutus asshole. You can still see and smell the shit when it comes out.

The good news is Ohio State isn't taking any responsibility. Nope they are throwing all their eggs at Jim Tressel.

An "embarrassed" Ohio State University is wiping its stellar 2010 football season from the record books as self-imposed punishment for major NCAA violations.

But it is not suggesting that the team lose scholarships or be banned from postseason play.

In a response submitted today to the NCAA, Ohio State admits allegations that then-coach Jim Tressel lied and allowed ineligible players to compete by failing to report that they had sold OSU-issued memorabilia to a tattoo-parlor owner.

Ohio State concedes major violations of NCAA regulations but says it should not face harsher punishment, because no OSU official other than Tressel was aware of player violations, according to the response that was obtained by The Dispatch.

"The responsibility is upon Tressel. No other institutional personnel were aware" of the violations, and the former coach failed in his obligation to report them, the response says. "The institution is embarrassed by the actions of Tressel."

Seriously what a bunch of lying assholes. You trying to tell me it's all Jim Tressel's fault? Give me a fucking break. The athletic director knew shit was going on as well as the other coaches, the players, the fans, and everybody else surrounding the program. It's pretty fucking weak and cowardly to throw all the blame at Tressel no matter how convenient it is.

If anybody deserves a death penalty on their football program it's Ohio State. If you can't even admit when you fuck up then you deserve to be punished to the fullest extent. Vest in Peace Buckeyes.