Jim Tressel is, by most measurable standards of human production, a very good football coach, but good grief, could he ever use some better handlers. The press conference held a full day after news broke of the latest wrinkles in the Ohio State memorabilia scandal was bad enough, but it appears the good Senator is determined not to dig up, spinning this delightful yarn at a recent speaking engagement:
“We are in a situation right now that I didn't get as wise of counsel as I should have,” Tressel said Tuesday.
“And so I am accountable for a leadership action that I took. But that's part of being a leader. And when you are a leader, and you are a servant, you look it right in the eyes, you learn, you know what you should do, you are reminded that you should always seek wise counsel, and then you go forward.”
... after which, of course, you are totally free to blame your situation on all those poor unwise souls you asked for counsel. (Hey, remember that time Tressel's defense was that he withheld information from the school because he didn't know who to talk to about legal issues related to NCAA violations? Because that was two weeks ago.)
[HT: The Ozone, via Dan Wetzel's Twitter feed.]