Jim Tressel Suspension Increased To Five Games At Ohio State Coach's Request, According To Report

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, Terrelle Pryor, DeVier Posey, Solomon Thomas, Daniel Herron 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.

For more on Jim Tressel and the Ohio St. Buckeyes, visit Along the Olentangy.

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