MOUNT VERNON — As news of Jim Tressel's resignation from Ohio State spread, so did reaction around Knox County.



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7 Responses to “Local reaction supports Tressel”

  1. Docile Jim Brady

    Gentle Readerrs,

    Below is a URL to the 4-3 dismissal for Stern’s lying. Not one keystroke in the major newspapers.

    Mr. Stern also whined when the Supreme Court
    of Ohio ruled 7-0 that a defendant who kills a person in PA must not be
    tried in OH for that homicide, affirming the appeals court’s reversal
    of conviction. PA had recommended to OH that PA try the defendant, before OH tried him!

    SYLLABUS: Attorneys at law—Conduct involving dishonesty, deceit, fraud, or misrepresentation—False
    statement to disciplinary investigators that meeting was not being
    recorded—Unique circumstances warranting dismissal of charge.
    (No. 2004-0106–Submitted May 25, 2004–Decided November 3, 2004.)
    ON CERTIFIED REPORT by the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and
    Discipline of the Supreme Court, No. 02-76.
    MOYER, C.J., F.E. SWEENEY and O’CONNOR, JJ., dissent. State Bar Assn. v. Stern, 103 Ohio St.3d 491, 2004-Ohio-5464

  2. Docile Jim Brady

    ¶ IMLO, Mr. Tressel’s biggest error was in the way he handled questions.
    ¶ Instead of lying late in the year, he should have asked, “Why do you ask?”.
    ¶ He could then add, “Those are good questions. Let me run them by my attorney. Here’s her/his card.”
    ¶ Tricky Richard and Martha Stewart, among many others, made similar errors.

  3. M_Baker

    With a coach with about a 5 to 1 win loss record, why would someone not support him.  He’ll certainly be missed.  I agree with Naples that it sounds like he tried to comply, but it abviously wasn’t timely enough to not be a violation.  It’s really a shame he wasn’t quicker to announce what he knew and these type of violations are very serious and must be complied with, which he also most certainly knew.  I just question what the Athletic Director knew and when.  This will damage Ohio States reputation for a long time and will cause us to be more tightly monitored for many years, although with a new coach this should help us to get beyond this  I’m know I’m being unfair to the interim coach, but I don’t have much confidence this will be a very good year for OSU football.  

  4. wgwII

    He broke the rules and was aware of it. He did the right thing.

  5. richana1

    This has gone back as far as 2002!   The rules either need to be changed or the coach(s) and players need to abide by the rules.  No in between.  So since it appears Coach Tressel is ‘guilty’, he should have resigned.