Former Ohio State basketball player Mark Titus, who writes an entertaining sports blog entitled “Club Trillion,” touched on the violations Ohio State’s football program committed in a blog post published Monday. If you recall, five Ohio State football players were punished in December for exchanging merchandise for tattoos. On top of the tattoo issues, and the cover-up and consistent lying by Jim Tressel, they’re being investigated for possible illegal arrangements with a car dealership. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor didn’t help matters when he was ticketed in different vehicles, each of which were registered to the dealership or someone who worked there.
Now, Titus says he always thought there was something up with Ohio State football players and their cars all along. Here’s a damning selection from his post:
While I don’t really know anything about the whole tattoo ordeal, I’m almost certain that there was something shady going on with the car dealer. In fact, as the news of the free tattoos and sold merchandise or whatever came out, I kept telling my family how funny it was that they were getting busted for tattoos and gold pants when I was pretty sure they had been getting serious discounts on cars for years. Again, I have no “inside information” and really only know what the general public knows. But it doesn’t exactly take top notch detective skills to figure this one out. Anyone who spent any time on Ohio State’s campus while I was there could tell you that there were an unusually high volume of brand new Dodge Chargers driving around on campus, and just about all of them had tinted windows and rims on the outside with Ohio State football players behind the wheel on the inside.
I’ll be shocked if the NCAA doesn’t find anything when they look into this car scandal, but again I feel like I need to stress that I’m only basing this viewpoint off of information that every OSU student from 2006-2010 should have (after all, the football players weren’t exactly discreet with their cars)
Anyone who is around a college campus can probably tell you the same thing about their athletes — most of them drive really nice cars that would be difficult to finance as a college student. There’s little doubt where they’re getting them from — it’s agents, alumni, and program hookups providing them for the most part. Many people may pretend like there’s nothing going on, but it’s possible not to notice something is up. Let’s just hope the lap dog, hear no evil see no evil Buckeyes fans don’t give Titus the Kirk Herbstreit treatment over that post.
Thanks to Andy Staples for passing along the linkGoogle+