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Embattled Ohio State Football Coach Resigns

5/30/2011 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, who has been under intense scrutiny the past few months for several issues involving his program, resigned today.

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Tressel released a statement this morning, reading, "After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach."

Ohio State has come under investigation from the NCAA for various infractions under Tressel's watch. He was due to be suspended for the first five games of the upcoming season.

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Jim in Cali    

Ray Small is a snitch for outing the players and the program.

1153 days ago
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livereater    

stupid move on ohio state's part.

the ncaa is out of control.

i'm not even a buckeye fan.

1153 days ago
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Amanda    

It's a sad, sad day for OSU fans. Tressel has had an amazing run with our Buckeyes. So sorry to see this outcome.

1153 days ago
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Jess    

Even though I think he genuinely was trying to protect the players, it was still a cover up. Stupid college kids not thinking about the ramifications of their actions. Hope the pocket change and tattoo's were worth it. In the end, he still signed the paper saying he knew nothing, when he did. He had to go.

1153 days ago
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Mary Ann    

GO MICHIGAN!!!

1153 days ago
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Scientific    

Ohio St and the rest of the big 10 (or 11 or 12 or however many teams they have in the conference) suck anyway...NON-STORY

1153 days ago
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Pompano Ann    

With all these high profile colleges, players and coaches; college sports are no longer pure; colleges walk or pass the fine line to get great players to get more alumnae support; players get caught up in the hype and see dollar signs of potential NFL deals and no sentiment or loyality to sell once in a lifetime momentos. These young kids leave after their Jr. year to seek the money and fame and leave the coaches holding what ever mess behind; ie: USC.

1153 days ago
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timbo1963    

It is the white man's fault. The white television executives are exploiting the illiterate black athlete. The NCAA is our Uncle Tom.

1153 days ago
9.

Chad    

Jim Tressel had a record of 106-22-0 at Ohio State -- Thanks Coach!

1153 days ago
10.

spike    

When the football players parking lot looks like a new car dealership filled with Chrysler 3000's and "spinner" wheels
that might be a red flag. By cheater !

1153 days ago
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Go App State!    

Hey - Can we get Appalachian State on OSU's schedule now?

1153 days ago
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johnnysmith69    

o a few things coach tressle is on of the all time greatest but the problem is his players he needs to HIRE babysitters and tell them "4 years guys dont get caught if your going to go out and party smoke drink faround dont get causgt you get these kids from piss poor hoods and be *** stars over night you should HIRE HIRE people to watch there EVERY EVERY EVERY move and not let them get caught is just like Celebs
6 degrees of separation
1. Hire Hire Hire the Right fING people
a. no family or friends make is business
if there going to party make it PRIVATE no phones use the right girls *look how hidey Flyse did it)
2.Security
a. never carry a weapon or drugs
have a fall guy do it pay some one a few 1000 bucks and let the do
3. LAWYER LAWYER LAWYER
A. DONT SAY ANYTHING

1153 days ago
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Megan     

Boo this sucks. Long live the Vest.

1153 days ago
14.

Alena    

I still love this man.

1153 days ago
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Where's KOOKY?    

http://umgoblue.com/talk/The-whole-tressel-mess-layed-out-from-YSU-to-osu-m169242.aspx

For those who naively think that Tressel's ONLY gaffe was not reporting players' conduct regarding the trinkets-for-tatts debacle, check out this story. It goes into great detail on how Tressel kept turning a blind eye to obvious NCAA violations by MANY players over MANY years.

THEN tell me what a "great" guy he is!

Way to go, O-LIE-O STATE!

It's all about BLUE, baby!

1153 days ago
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