Remember Ted Sarniak? Terrelle Pryor's mentor, with whom Jim Tressel confided regarding the quarterback's potential role in shady dealings? According to the Columbus Dispatch's Jill Riepenhoff and Mike Wagner, the communication between Tressel and Sarniak went far beyond a phone call or two.
Tressel reportedly spent over four hours talking to Sarniak since receiving notice of the supposed drug trafficking investigation, along with multiple text messages. Points of contact appear to have coincided with milestones in the story, such as before and after the announcement of Pryor's 2011 suspension.
The report also says Tressel sent 91 texts to Roy Hall, the football coach at Pryor's high school, despite Hall previously claiming he hadn't talked to the coach about the investigation.
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