Christopher Cicero, a former Ohio State football walk-on, has been identified as the man who sent Jim Tressel emails about Buckeyes players being connected to a federal drug investigation, according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Mike Wagner and Randy Ludlow. Cicero works as a lawyer in Columbus and played in 1983, when Tressel was a Buckeyes assistant head coach.
The Dispatch also reports an affair with a judge, an accusation of striking a client, and a suspended license in Cicero’s exciting backstory. I’m not quite sure where sharing case information with a football coach will rank among his greatest deeds, but it’s certainly the most noteworthy.
It’s not clear at this point what Cicero’s involvement was in the tattoo parlor case that started all this.