I listened to the press conference, had all kinds of things I wanted to share...wanted to be clever...wanted to be funny...but EDSBS has already done a better job than anyone else will:
So I know I can talk in circles, but hopefully I've managed to clear this up here. in summary: confidentiality, drug trafficking, something about not being totally clear in my understanding of which lawyers to talk to, and then we resolved this with a sock puppet meeting with human resources, and overall I'm disappointed, but can I fit a recruiting pitch in here my mentioning how we're like family and I thought I was doing the right thing? I can?
Done, and done, and Bruce Pearl? You have just watched how a master shows the world his dick and calls it a magical salamander. Step your game up, He-bro.
And we're done.
That was an embarrassing presser, even from north of the border. Absolutely cringe-worthy. And to suspend him for Akron and Toledo...sick. What he did was much worse than what his players did. Tatts for autographs is not so big of a deal...but covering it up from a position of power? BIG F'N DEAL. They got 5 games. He got 2.
But nobody really cares. It will all be forgotten in a couple of weeks. Ohio State will go on pretending that they weren't fielding ineligible players in at least three of their last ten meetings with us, and I will go on waiting for an SMU-like bomb to drop on these asshats.
Remember what I said...Clarett was always telling the truth:
• Jan. 3, 2003 -- Dives into the end zone on a 5-yard run, the winning score in a 31-24 double-overtime victory over Miami to give Ohio State its first national title in 34 years.
• July 12, 2003 -- The New York Times quotes a teaching assistant at Ohio State who says Clarett got preferential treatment. She says he walked out of a midterm exam but passed the class after the professor gave him an oral exam.
• July 29, 2003 -- Ohio State confirms the NCAA is investigating Clarett's claim that more than $10,000 in clothing, CDs, cash and stereo equipment was stolen in April from a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that Clarett had borrowed from a local dealership.
• Sept. 9, 2003 -- Charged with misdemeanor falsification for the police report on the theft. The charge carries a penalty ranging from probation to six months in jail and $1,000 fine.
• Nov. 9, 2004 -- Alleges in an ESPN The Magazine article that coach Jim Tressel or his staff arranged for him to get passing grades, cars and money for bogus summer jobs. Geiger denies the allegations.