NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > NCAA: Ohio State players will play due to the unique opportunity of playing in a bowl game...ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
December 24, 2010, 10:55 AM
YOU THINK!!! Lets just keep rewarding this kind of behavior NCAA.....
"....unique opportunity of playing in a bowl game..." That was part of excuse the NCAA used to allow Pryor and the other 4 OSU players to play in a bowl game.....the other NCAA excuse was that the player were not informed on the rules.....incredible!.... Here is the best part , they suspended them for 5 games next year, wow, guess what, most of them won't be there anyway....is a slap on the faces of players who do the right thing, the NCAA needs a total makeover....Agree?
December 24, 2010  01:58 PM ET

As a Buckeye fan I'm disgusted. They shouldn't be playing! Why are these five playes allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl??? The greed of the NCAA! That greedy corporation can't take the chance of a half empty Sugar Bowl, considering it's one of their big money bowl games. As far as those JACKA**ES that put themselves above the team and the school I hope none of them return to Columbus next year. This is a black cloud that will hang over that game from start to finish.

December 24, 2010  03:32 PM ET

Hmmm, I guess USC isn't very unique....

December 24, 2010  04:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

As a Buckeye fan I'm disgusted. They shouldn't be playing! Why are these five playes allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl??? The greed of the NCAA! That greedy corporation can't take the chance of a half empty Sugar Bowl, considering it's one of their big money bowl games. As far as those JACKA**ES that put themselves above the team and the school I hope none of them return to Columbus next year. This is a black cloud that will hang over that game from start to finish.

Thta is whats happening here..television is a big part of it..."the show" we can no longer pregend this is nopt a pro sport...

December 24, 2010  04:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hmmm, I guess USC isn't very unique....

lol

December 24, 2010  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hmmm, I guess USC isn't very unique....

Is that really a fair comparison?

December 24, 2010  05:47 PM ET

Selling personal items and using their so called persona for discounts is comparable to free houses cars and cash. Comparing this to stolen property, which is breaking state laws, not the same. i guess if AJ Green got 4 games then it's only fair they do also. If they can make such stupid mistakes their chance of success in the NFL is NFL" not for long", best return and get their degrees as they will need them.

30 years ago I gave up watching Pro football as it was dirty. The past decade seems college is going down also. Maybe it's time to give it up also. I know that if i was a USC fan or a Auburn fan the championships lose some value. I had hoped that OSU football would stay clean. Will this make it a better program or is it a sign of things to come. This is one Buckeye fan thats want to be proud of what the players do on and off the field.

December 25, 2010  01:53 AM ET

I know our coach would supend them and they would be off the team. To sell things like that they know they aren't supposed to sell them. Every..........every..........college student/athlete knows that rule and if they say they don't then they're lying. I just can't believe the NCAA are giving high fives....er, uh, hand slaps for this kind of stuff now. The NCAA is changing into a a money monster with lots of rules but no enforcement.

December 25, 2010  01:58 AM ET

I'm not saying that because I'm an Arkansas fan. I want to play a full compliment of OSU players. I just remember a few times over the years that AR players were suspended immediately for a lot less offenses for the bowl game. I know when the Hogs have been penalized that it was immediate and they generally had to fight their way back on the team and it took a long time. The NCAA has turned into the biggest of the scams and they shoud just let everyone go pro if that the way the ruling's are going to be from now on.

December 25, 2010  09:19 AM ET

God bless Bush, Green, Newton and the O5U...They will be remembered for changing college sports as we know it. Bush should never ever given his Heisman back, Newton was proven right, Green was hosed and the O5U will win a Sugar Bowl ring which I will purchase on EBAY. What have these players done which is sooooooo wrong? If the O5U players would have given the ring/pants to a girlfriend we would not been having the conversation, but this still works as a payment of some type!
Until we have a true farm team for athletes we should have this happening! These players are honorable men and true visionary???s in major college sport. Let???s raise our glasses to Honor and the NCAA for making better judgment regarding its outdated rules.

God bless these players, and Roll Tide!

December 25, 2010  12:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

honorable me

This honorable men should take their talent to the NFL and let the rest of us who enjoy college football not have to put up with this crap...From day one I did not like Pryor, his recruting was like a circus, he has done nothing that any other QB at ohio state would of done with the talent there...no national championship and lots of hype...he could make a good tight end in pro...He will not be a QB..look up how many of his type of QB's are in the NFL ,Wallace, etc...etc...

December 25, 2010  01:20 PM ET

I bet you thought Vic would not make a good NFL QB...The O5U players including TP needed cash for the family and needed the Tat's to show the solidarity they had for the team and what better way to show this then to sell a B10 ring and sportsman award for the tat's. I wish we had more players like them in the college world!

Regards,

Art Schlichter

December 25, 2010  05:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I bet you thought Vic would not make a good NFL QB...The O5U players including TP needed cash for the family and needed the Tat's to show the solidarity they had for the team and what better way to show this then to sell a B10 ring and sportsman award for the tat's. I wish we had more players like them in the college world! Regards,Art Schlichter

Art had a gambling problem, no excuse there eather...if he needs money he should get an advance from an agent and get to the NFL....and yes I thought Vick would make it from day one...I did have a problem with the dog thing ...did you? problably not...just guessing...

December 25, 2010  06:34 PM ET

I'm hearing that Tressel wanted them suspended for the Sugar Bowl and NCAA overrode him.


Wonder if that is one of the reasons I'm hearing rumors that Tressel won't be back at OSU next year?

December 25, 2010  08:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Art had a gambling problem, no excuse there eather...if he needs money he should get an advance from an agent and get to the NFL....and yes I thought Vick would make it from day one...I did have a problem with the dog thing ...did you? problably not...just guessing...

Come on you know what they did is not clear cut...its like speeding and the +1 game is like getting a ticket from a red light camera. Vic owes his cellmate some serious cash for turning his NFL career around. Art on the other hand!

December 25, 2010  08:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I'm hearing that Tressel wanted them suspended for the Sugar Bowl and NCAA overrode him.Wonder if that is one of the reasons I'm hearing rumors that Tressel won't be back at OSU next year?

I think Tressel should know what is real is real and he should showcase TP as a tightend....let him see what he is in for.

December 26, 2010  12:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I think Tressel should know what is real is real and he should showcase TP as a tightend....let him see what he is in for.

GOOD IDEA..LOL

December 26, 2010  08:09 AM ET

Follow the money. The Sugar Bowl Committee and ESPN very much had input into this decision by the NCAA. When a school's own coach is powerless to suspend his own players for a particular game, you know the system is rigged.

December 26, 2010  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE:

1. I feel exactly the same. Disgust!2. Whoever it was that paid money for Terelle Pryor's Sportsmanship award got ripped off! Owning that misplaced and worthless award (Pryor's) is a huge liability.3. An important part of the game that doesn't show up on the statistics is team morale and team chemistry. An episode like this is bound to have a negative impact and the Buckeyes would probably be near the bottom if this was a measurable part of the game.Also, you can be sure that Pryor's teammates, the ones that DO value the team concept, personal and team awards etc., they already had his number, this is just more confirmation for them that Pryor only cares about Pryor.

I agree with you. TP's actions are an insult to all of those that played in Columbus before him! Selling his gold pants?? That fool has no idea what the defenition of tradition is.

December 26, 2010  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#22):

I agree with you. TP's actions are an insult to all of those that played in Columbus before him! Selling his gold pants?? That fool has no idea what the defenition of tradition is.

What would the Great Ark and OSU coach Francis Schmidt say about this? I don't see anything wrong with him selling his stuff, it is okay if he gives it to a GF or BF?

 
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