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NCAA ups the penalties against Ohio State
Pluto says university blew it by trying to lowball the sanctions
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


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Ohio State will not be allowed to play for the Big Ten football championship next year.  It won’t be in a bowl game.  And its football program lost four more scholarships and faces one more year of probation than it had hoped.

The NCAA handed down the additional penalties today.

They came almost exactly a year after word broke that Ohio State players had traded memorabilia for cash and tattoos, and seven months after long-time coach Jim Tressel was forced to resign.  The sanctions go beyond what Ohio State had already imposed on itself.  But WKSU Sports Commentator Terry Pluto says they aren’t all that bad…and he believes they could have been even milder if Ohio State’s administration had handled things better.

PLUTO: OSU lowball

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“Nine scholarships over three years and a bowl ban for next year actually are not real severe.  But what this shows is that Ohio State flunked crisis management.  You can offer penalties to the NCAA to get them out of your life.  And Ohio State consistently low-balled this going back to when it was first discovered that Jim Tressel knowingly denied it to the NCAA.”

Pluto does not expect the sanctions to have a long-term effect on Ohio State football nor to be a major problem for new head coach Urban Meyer.

They did, however, already cost Meyer some money. His contract includes incentives for bowl appearances and Big 10 championships. 

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