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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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31.

Josephina    

hahaha OHIO STATE SUCKS

1209 days ago
32.

neko nation    

This is what happens when you recruit ghetto thugs who without football would be in prison. Can't use the I wanted to protect my players excuse. If he really wanted to help them he would have reported it. That is how you set an example to a student athlete to do the right thing. Tressel's loyalty is to the university who pays him, not his criminal players. Terrell Pryor is nothing more than a ghetto loser who has no place at a university of Ohio States stature or in society. His typical entitled attitude cost his coach his job and the university shame.

1209 days ago
33.

Melissa    

@suza271

You might want to keep that prediction to yourself until the hearing in August. There might not even be a team there to "whoop" anyones ass. And what is the "we'll" business? Are you acually on the team?

1208 days ago
34.

alice    

NFL deals and no sentiment or loyality to sell once in a lifetime momentos. These young kids Converse en france leave after their Jr. year to seek the money and fame and leave the coaches holding what ever mess behind; ie: USC.

1208 days ago
35.

TheTruth    

Finally, the most crooked coach in college sports gets the boot. It's about time.

1208 days ago
36.

lynn    

HE will be sadly missed we will all miss the greastest coach for OHIO STATE long live the coach with the vest!!!!

1208 days ago
37.

Irishrbl    

I am so sick of all the whimpy cry babies out there rejoicing in Coach Tressel's resignation. What you conveniently forget to mention is that you lost to the active roster of players for OSU. It is not like you lost because the Packers changed into Buckeye uniforms. Man for man, your team was not able to compete with OSU. Quit crying and suck it up buttercup. And Michigan still sucks.

1208 days ago
38.

CyndiChainsaW    

lmao@ this making TMZ.

1208 days ago
39.

judy    

Jim tressell is a cheat....now it has come to light and even the administrators at Ohio could no longer deny it.

1208 days ago
40.

Fan XX    

NCAA trying to justify their esistence. Why not let pro-football pay for their farm system? Get FB out of the coillege setting. If there is a 1,000 news items today, this would be # 999.

1208 days ago
41.

Darrell     

I think it is good Tressel is gone. He is a cheat and it is finally obvious. How long will Fickell last as coach though? Vote at www.loseluke.com

1148 days ago
42.

sunsan    

i will come back.

929 days ago
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