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Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

Posted on: September 5, 2011 11:10 am
Edited on: September 5, 2011 11:14 am
The Colts announced they have decided to begin the employment of coach Jim Tressel in the seventh game of the season. But let's be clear on this. This is a suspension.

The statement from the Colts: "After the announcement of Coach Jim Tressel's agreement to join the Colts as a game day consultant, questions were raised with respect to the equity of his appointment as opposed to suspensions being served this season by present and former Ohio State players.

"Over the weekend Coach Tressel, Mr. Irsay, Coach Caldwell and I had a discussion of the issue. In addition, we had a conversation with league officials to apprise them of the details of Coach Tressel’s employment and the issues we were reviewing.

"At Coach Tressel's suggestion, and with Mr. Irsay’s concurrence and support, we have decided to begin Coach Tressel’s employment effective with our seventh regular season game. We have informed the league office of our decision and expect that they will be supportive of it. 

"We are very happy Coach Tressel will be joining us."

More on this to come.

Category: NFL
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:53 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

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Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:27 pm
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Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:58 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

Good call notorious... Seems like the stone thrower is not real fond of giving people the benefit of the doubt...  And Plax, though I am not a fan... served a harsh penalty in comparison to some other crimes commited by NFL players.

Since: Sep 7, 2010
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:54 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

Man, don't make yourselve look like that...

Don't be naive.  Tressel is alot like other OSU fans and affiliates.  Filled with false pride and destined to fall.  Now he can wear his little outfit serving a suspension that he deserves as much as Terrell Pryor.  What's good for the goose is good for the grandpa.  

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:49 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

Vick:  No suspension!  dog fighting

Burress: No suspension!  carrying a gun

Hanesworth:  No suspension!  complete dumbass

Kobe Bryant: No suspension!   RAPE!

Vick spent two years in prison.

Burress spent a year in prison.

Haynesworth?  I wasn't aware that being a dumbass was a rules violation.

Kobe?  Never convicted of anything.

Donte Stallworth:  Killed a man, suspended for a year, a whopping 24 days in jail.  He actually got a harsher punishment from the league than he got from the justice system.  AND HE KILLED A FUCKING MAN.

Ben Roethlisberger:  Accused of rape.  Never charged, never convicted.  2nd accusation brought a 4 game suspension.

Chris Henry: Domestic abuse, drunken driving.  8 game suspension.

Pacman Jones: Suspended for a season after multiple arrests.

If Vick and Burress had not spent time in prison, both of them would have been suspended for a year, at least.

Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2011 5:47 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

Could all of you maroons stop calling Tressel a "cheater," you're embarrassing yourselves.  Jim Tressel didn't give players steroids or video tape practices (even though spygate shouldn't really be called cheating either).  He had a lapse in judgement and tried to protect a bunch of BAs who traded in stuff to get inked up.  Jim Tressel is a saint and should be thanked by everyone affiliated with Ohio State University for taking a bullet for a bunch of ungrateful clowns just to save the program from as much punishment as possible.
some people are just as blind as freaking helen keller, and thats putting her down because im sure she isnt even that blind to be able to see what tressel did wrong, first off, maroon is a COLOR, you my friend, are a MORON, secondly, calling tressel a saint after he covered up violations to protect HIS PROGRAM, NOT HIS PLAYERS, he knew about violations in march and repeatedly denied any knowledge of wrongdoing until his little web of lies got untangled, simply to keep several key starters on the field and out of the ncaa's doghouse, if that is the sort of person you consider to be a "saint" (and you arent the only MORON that actually believes this garbage) then i guess the morals and ethics of this country really have went down the crapper

save the program from as much punishment as possible.

you said it right there, that was his only reason for hiding the truth, which makes him a liar, and a cheat, simply because he didnt play by the rules, im not sure of a simpler definition of cheater than (someone who doesnt play by the rules, lies and cuts corners to help get an advantage on the field) which is exactly what he did, so take off your scarlett colored glasses and realize he isnt a part of the university you route for anymore, so there is no need in you continuing to look like a MORON by defending him, im guessing you didnt go to OSU simply because ive always thought anyone who gets into OSU, must at least have a brain

Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 3:42 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

NFL players cannot hold out anytime they want to for more money.  In the current CBA the fine for holding out of training camp is $30,000. a day! Players can now also lose an accrued year towards his free agency without even missing a game, the previous CBA allowed players to hold out in to October before they lost the accrued year. Owners can terminate contracts for any reason. I dont think pro athletes are slaves or anything like them, but it is a double standard when ownership can sign you to a "contract," and ask you to take a pay cut or be cut, but when a guy who is getting 2nd or third round money becomes a top player at his position, or in the league overall, they have absolutely no leverage.  The little leverage they had- holding out, has had daily fine more than doubled, and thyey also lose an accrued season before any games start. That is not fair. And oh yeah, 4 year rookie contracts, with an option for the 5th.  QBs are often extended because they are the most important poisition and they have longer careers than running backs, but I think 3 year rookie contracts would have been more fair.  That way if they out perform their pay, then they can shop themselves.  Its being locked in for 4 and 5 years like CJ was or Desean Jackson is, being a top player and getting less than a mill a year that is not fair, and why does it happen?  Because the owners love those low priced stud contributors.  If they dont like the player, no matter what round they were picked, they cut them.  They only have to feel they have gotten their moneys worth from however much guaranteed money that gave in the contract.  And now with the rookie salary scale, even 1st rounders are hardly making squat compared to what rookies made in previous years, so therefore the players have even less leverage. They can be cut easier if they suck, and they are locked in to 4 year deals if they meet or exceed expectation. So while its not slavery, the cash cow known as the NFL is now producing 50%  more money for owners, with less leverage for players to get raises if they blow up expectations.  The NFL makes billions of dollars and they went from making great money as owners to making even more money with the new CBA. The players are the reason we watch the NFL.  The coaches, owners, and all other teams personnel are very important, but its the players who make the game awesome, and they as business men want all they can get for their contribution to the league, you would do the same.  The players got hosed.

Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: September 5, 2011 3:22 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

Suspension? Come on. You don't "suggest" your own suspension. The guy is getting a paid vacation. You can say he is not being paid for the 6 games he is "suspended" but who's to say they didn't just increase his pay to cover that? I'm kind of curious how anyone is "suspended" in the NFL for something they did in college anyway. I wonder if Microsoft would hire a Computer Science major from MIT who was booted from school for hacking the school's computer to prove he could, then "suspend" him for 6 weeks without pay? Nothing Pryor or Tressel did had any bearing on the NFL. Why are we still reading about this anyway? It smells like a slow news cycle. What a friggin waste of web space.

Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 3:06 pm

Colts suspend Tressel until seventh game

I think Goodell suspending Terell Prior was a huge mistake.  It sets a precedent that is going to be impossible to consistently live up to when it comes to players and coaches who have been suspended by the NCAA, or who WOULD have been in a position to be disciplined, had damning information gotten out about them while they either played or coached in the NCAA.  The NCAA is so tangled up, the only way to have any kind of personal sanity when enjoying, watching, or analyzing the fairness of it overall as a system, that serves as THE ONLY WAY for young athletes to become NFL players, is to just hide your head in the sand and accept it for what it is.  And what it is is a billion dollar business where the schools with the "most to offer" the best young talent, get the best young talent in the country. I heard that you cant pay college athletes because that would make it so the highest bidder would be able to get the best players.  HELLO!!! That is what is happening now!!!
The NCAA is such a dirty lie, at least when it comes to big football prpograms, that I dont think Goodell should be placating them by being overly punitive in suspending Terrell Prior for rules he broke before he was an NFL player. That is just a wink-nod from Goodell to the NCAA, saying, "were here to support your broken system.  Keep up the horrible work, we love it."  The NFL, or should I say the UFL, should allow the UFL to draft kids out of High School and develop them to be NFL players after 2 years.  The NCAA is a joke.  There are many student athletes that do it the right way, but Im sure there are more that want nothing to do with going to school, they just want to be professional athletes, and unfortunately the only way to get to the NFL is to go to some college for at least 3 goddamned years.  The system is antiquated and the NFL should stay independant of the NCAA and even try to distance itself from them.  Of course the NFL will never offer young athletes an alternative route to the NFL.  That would probably start off WWIII. But the NCAA is hopelessly corrupt and I dont think Goodell should be carrying out punishments on behalf of the NCAA, if a player is eligible and decides to jump up to the NFL, rather than serve a suspension.  This is too much thought about the league's image. Does Goodell think it will reflect badly on the league if players or coaches join NFL teams instead of staying in college where they would have served suspensions? Let a guy, a coach or a player, get a new start (provided there was no punishable crime involved).  Let the open market, the 32 NFL teams, decide whether these guys should be punished or not.  Let them decide who they want to draft or hire to help their team. Let them decide if certain players or coaches, or just the media attention surrounding them, are worth the potential negative perception by the fans. I generally like what Goodell has done but in this case, he is reaching too far.

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