Former Ohio State LB Brian Rolle Alleges He Was Offered Car Deal By 'Somebody'

Add former LB Brian Rolle to the list of Ohio St. Buckeyes athletes who've added anecdotal evidence of there being a booming automotive distribution industry in Columbus. The 2011 Philadelphia Eagles draft pick told ESPN Radio he was offered a better deal on a car in 2009.

But did he really accuse Ohio State of doing anything in particular here? Here's the quote:

Somebody actually offered me a car and I said no. I bought a 2002 VW Jetta in '09 and someone offered to give me another car, a better car, and cheaper, and being the type of a person I am I said no to it because I wasn't raised to do something like that.    

He goes on to defend Jim Tressel and Terrelle Pryor. You can take his quote a number of ways, and with everything else allegedly going on around the football program, there's one really obvious way to take it. I sort of think he's trying to defend the integrity of the Ohio State student-athlete, as if to say this sort of thing happens but players opt not to take part. That's one interpretation.

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