NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Just Who Is Cavin Green (And Why Should We Care)?
June 29, 2011, 12:43 AM
As noted by HD Handshoe of BlockONation, this mystery player is currently on the 2011 Ohio State football roster (So., 6'4",#94, DL, New Albany, Columbus Academy).

Handshoe: "The problem is that there is no record of Cavin Green ever playing prep football, or any sport for that matter during his high school days at Columbus how and why is he on the 85-man roster at Ohio State, one of the nation's most elite D1 football programs?"

It would seem that Jim Tressel pulled yet another fast one on Buckeye Nation, for reasons involving a reverse pay-for-play.
June 29, 2011  12:45 AM ET

Like the second part of your question

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June 29, 2011  01:35 AM ET

1. Assuming he's never played because he lacks talent, why would a well-to-do playboy volunteer to be a blocking dummy for 5 months?

2. If Fickell hasn't dumped this pretender, is he corrupt too? In fact, wouldn't all the coaches be complicit? This isn't info that only Tressel had.

3. Maybe there's a logical explanation that may be forthcoming.

June 29, 2011  06:42 AM ET

He is the Ohio State version of Rudy. ;)

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June 29, 2011  10:01 AM ET

WTF is going on up there? Somebody spell it out clearly for us dum SECers, please?!? Are roster spots for sale at tOSU?

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June 29, 2011  10:12 AM ET

If he is on scholarship with absolutely no football experience, that is crazy.

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June 29, 2011  11:00 AM ET

He is the Ohio State version of Rudy. ;)

Or the Waterboy.

June 29, 2011  11:07 AM ET

Or the Waterboy.

How about "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"...

June 29, 2011  11:36 AM ET

But, Green's inclusion on the roster appears to have been a quid pro quo by Tressel to the kid's mom for money donated and services rendered.

Sign of the times. Six months ago, would anyone have jumped to this conclusion?

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June 29, 2011  12:11 PM ET

HM, I trust you're nowhere near the Los Alamos fires.

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June 29, 2011  12:39 PM ET

Some of the mystery removed. This is Cavin Green from his Facebook page. Has a taste for expensive cars, custom bikes, upscale lounges, and upper-crust social scenes.Guess Cavin wanted the prestige of being a Buckeye as well. Money talks...

what position does he play?

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June 29, 2011  01:07 PM ET

The Buckeye roster says DL, Hippy. IF he plays at all.! My main point is JT had a clause in his contract which he made a bonus if his team GPA and graduation rate was above a certain level...I wonder if this guy was brought on to help JT line his pockets?

June 29, 2011  01:25 PM ET

The Buckeye roster says DL, Hippy. IF he plays at all.

What is he listed at, height/weight, etc? The kid doesn't look much like a DL from the pic at the top of the thread, but it could be deceiving.

Did ya see what I did there? Used the term "deceiving" in a thread about deception? BWAHHAAHAAAAA I crack myself up sometimes...



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