EPISODE 18: REINSTATEMENT
Few things aged worse faster than Ohio State's crime of the century from spring 2010, which dominated media coverage in 2011 until Penn State smacked our scandal senses back into reality.
Scholarship athletes selling their belongs is an NCAA violation, however insipid amateurism crimes might seem today. Instead of reporting and shaming six of his players, Tressel quietly instructed them to stop doing it. That December as the Buckeyes were preparing for the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas, those NCAA infractions became public.