The Sports Illustrated article we have all been waiting for is finally out, and boy is it a doozie. In it, George Dohrmann says that Jim Tressel has been aware of violations made by his Ohio State players dating all the way back to 2002, just his second year in Columbus; and that he has had a history of violations in his programs since he was at Youngstown State.
In reality, Ohio State players have been trading memorabilia -- including items bearing Tressel's signature -- since at least the coach's second season, according to multiple sources. The number of players involved is also much higher than what has previously been disclosed.
Here is some of the other information that Dohrmann discloses, via SB Nation.
And there is a lot more where that came from. With this on the horizon, it's no surprise that Tressel elected to resign yesterday. The only thing that remains is to find out from the NCAA how many of these violations will lead to punishments for the University and their next coach.
The biggest thing that Dohrmann claims Tressel is guilty of is knowing about these issues and not reporting it. that is one of the biggest violations a coach can make, and almost always leads to their eventual dismissal. This is no different. If you haven't gotten the chance to check out the article yet, I recommend you do so. It will give you a different view on the sweater.