According to the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State will not face charges of failing to appropriately monitor the football program as part of the scandal that has taken place over the last year or so.
“Other than (two redacted player names) and (Ted) Sarniak, there is no indication that Tressel provided or discussed the information he received … with anyone else, particularly athletics administrators,” the NCAA reported.
The NCAA did not believe charging Ohio State in this instance was appropriate, which has to enrage USC fans, but it’s a nice bit of closure for Buckeyes fans. With this all but in the past now, this program can move forward and get back to football.
One thing you can expect more of from Ohio State is self-imposed player suspensions. If guys think after all of this—after losing one of the most successful coaches in Big Ten history—that they can get away with anything, then they are sorely mistaken.