Tressel gets six-game suspension
Jim Tressel will serve a six-game suspension before being allowed to work for the Indianapolis Colts as a video consultant.
Tressel, who was fired at Ohio State after failing to inform the NCAA of violations in the situation involving Terrelle Pryor and other players.
Prior himself was given a five-game suspension at the outset of his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders over the matter. Now, the Colts and the NFL have upped the ante one game on Tressel.
Below is the statement from the Colts:
“After the announcement of Coach Jim Tressel's agreement to join the Colts as a game day consultant, questions were raised with respect to the equity of his appointment as opposed to suspensions being served this season by present and former Ohio State players.Over the weekend Coach Tressel, Mr. Irsay, Coach Caldwell and I had a discussion of the issue. In addition, we had a conversation with league officials to apprise them of the details of Coach Tressel’s employment and the issues we were reviewing.
"At Coach Tressel's suggestion, and with Mr. Irsay’s concurrence and support, we have decided to begin Coach Tressel’s employment effective with our seventh regular season game. We have informed the league office of our decision and expect that they will be supportive of it. We are very happy Coach Tressel will be joining us.”