On Thursday night, Ohio State Jim Tressel announced that he would take the same five-game suspension that his five players received in December 2010 for receiving extra benefits that violated NCAA rules, according to Ray Stein of The Columbus Dispatch. It was a decision of his own choosing. This came shortly after the NCAA denied Ohio State's appeal of those suspensions.
Tressel received a two-game suspension on March 8 for his role in the tattoos-for-memorabilia scandal that led to suspensions for his five players. Tressel was not forthcoming with information on when he first learned of the violations.
Tressel,, , , and Mike Adams will miss the team's four non-conference games against Akron, Toledo, Miami (Fl.) and Colorado in September. They will also miss the Big Ten opener against Michigan State on Sat., Oct. 1.