"Ohio State University is potentially facing the most severe NCAA penalties to its storied football program as punishment for coach Jim Tressel's failure to disclose his knowledge of violations and use of ineligible players during this past season.
"In a 'notice of allegations' given to Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee on Friday and obtained by The Dispatch, the NCAA accused Tressel of dishonesty for hiding violations by seven current and former players who sold awards and equipment to a tattoo-parlor owner.
"Ohio State, however, was not cited for "failure to monitor" or 'failure of institutional control' violations, which would likely lead to the harshest of penalties. Such penalties are typically imposed when a university's compliance program is weak."
Not great news for Tressel or Ohio State. The possibility of vacated wins, a Big Ten Championship bowl ban, and even vacated scholarships still could be coming for the Buckeyes.