The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the NCAA has denied Ohio State’s appeal for its suspended players to have their suspensions for next season reduced from five games. In what has become known as “Tattoogate” the Buckeyes players have brought a lot of negative attention to the program, and Jim Tressel’s involvement in the situation has made it all even more murky.
Tressel allegedly knew of the incidents as early as last April, but failed to report it to the NCAA. Tressel was given a two game suspension by the University, and the Dispatch is reporting that he has indicated he will sit five games with his players.
It should be noted that Tressel’s self-imposed five game suspension could still be increased by the NCAA.