Jim Tressel's Emails 'Confidential'? Not So, Says Christopher Cicero

Hey, so here's a fun twist to the Jim Tressel investigation story: Christopher Cicero, the lawyer who emailed Tressel warnings that his players were selling memorabilia to a guy under federal investigation for drug-related activities, told Outside The Lines that he never intended for Tressel to keep his emails a secret. That's inconvenient for Tressel, because wanting to protect Cicero's confidentiality was the cornerstone of his astoundingly ill-advised self-defense walkabout at Tuesday's press conference:

In those emails it was very emphatic that there be confidentiality. The tenor, as I read them, perhaps because of my emotion, was that it was serious and that confidentiality was critical.

You can peruse the emails in question for yourself and come to your own conclusions. And we're sure there will be another forthcoming explanation for this latest wrinkle. Maybe it'll be a better one. And maybe we'll end up just adding it to the list of things Jim Tressel "didn't know."

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