Ohio State to investigate players' car deals | BuckeyeXtra

Ohio State University's chief enforcer of NCAA rules said yesterday that he will investigate used-car purchases made by dozens of OSU athletes at two Columbus car dealers to see if any sale violated collegiate rules. Full Story
glenn west

Westerville, OH

#22 May 7, 2011
So many areas to investigate and they pick this. If I want to buy anything of value, I always go to the place that gets me the best cost. Especially cars. I hate buying cars. I met the owner once and he told me that I would get a great deal if I contacted him. This was at a ceremony for a retiring politician whom I assisted. He just wanted to turn more cars. The price is always based on their lowest offer and my ability to pay. Lets get real. If I had a business and I could cut my profit for anuone I really liked, I would and so would you. The goverment pays more to those it really likes which I hate far more. Someday all this crap needs to settle down and we can all realize that anyone in a position of knowledge, political favor, inflence, or high visibility, etc. will get the hint of a favorable deal. Of course if you have some extra flash cash you do not need a great deal.
JustACitizen

Orient, OH

#23 May 7, 2011
Years from now I think we'll look back on this time and see that it was a time when OSU won a lot of football games; there was a lot of talk about integrity; there was a big hole in the integrity practices of coach and players.
Bubba

Chillicothe, OH

#24 May 7, 2011
Tressel Pays not one thin dime for his Lexus which is "loaned" to him by the Germain family.
So how are players to act any better when it comes to car "deals" but OSU and NCAA have no rules against cocahes getting "loaned" cars .......... Sort of twisted and one sided isn't it folks
nobucks

Dublin, OH

#25 May 7, 2011
And his house is worth less than he paid for it.
FL BUCKEYE

Milton, FL

#26 May 7, 2011
Here comes more trouble for the Buckeyes as everyone sees that cars are the next focus area and cars going to players for $0 can not be a good sign....... perhaps they need to open a pawn shop to keep this as a revenue stream instead of a infraction system
Geoff

Jacksonville, AR

#27 May 7, 2011
joe wrote:
wake up amd smell the coffee. whenever people buy used cars, especially used cars from private owmers, the price on the title never reflects the true price paid for the car. this is done to reduce the amount of tax to be paid. i'm sure or hope that these dispatch reporters were smart enough to figure this out before trying to cause more crap for the football program. maybe they should worry more about the drugs and guns the teenage gangs in columbus are involved in. you know, something really importaant!!!!
Maybe if sports reporters reported on something other than sports.....but hmmmmmm sooooo much to report on a school and team going down the toilet!!
Death Penalty For OSU

Utica, MI

#28 May 7, 2011
I'm gonna drive me a car and show off my tats.

Let's see, if the NCAA was not about to put you under, how compelled is da university of ohio state to check this out?

HYPOCRITES WILL ROT IN HELL!!
TCC1

New Philadelphia, OH

#29 May 7, 2011
The players shouldn't be worried about buying cars, they should invest in a lifeboat because the USS OSU is sinking!

Does this put us in the same category as USC now?
Just Wondering

AOL

#30 May 7, 2011
Lying, deceit, cover-up, drugs, sex, illicit gains, FBI & IRS investigations ---WOW. Sounds like a John Grisham novel.
Looks like an interesting Summer read.
JustACitizen

Orient, OH

#31 May 7, 2011
glenn west wrote:
So many areas to investigate and they pick this. If I want to buy anything of value, I always go to the place that gets me the best cost.
A careful reading of the article reveals there is more than a good deal involved. It is the possibility of one price paid and one price reported for tax purposes, which is a violation of the law. It is a common practice, but still against the law. When you have a coach who writes books on integrity you get organizations such as the Dispatch taking a closer look. Writing the book is like saying "...come look...see how clean we are".

Since: Nov 09

Findlay, OH

#32 May 7, 2011
One of the problems that I see with this is the fact that we are led to believe that many college athletes don't have the money to do anything and that they need to be paid (on top of a free ride scholarship) for living expenses, recreation, etc. After all, don't they spend every moment committing themselves to things like off-season weight lifting, film watching, practice, and everything else necessary to satisfy the sports appetites of adoring fans?

Yet apparently a good number of them can go buy a car. So where does the money come for the monthly payment? They don't have the time to get a job like many other college students during the summer or for a few hours on the side during the school year. I had to have some source of income before I got my first car loan at age 23 and even then I had a co-signer. I have worked in finance in the past and that is the rule that I applied to loans. Maybe things have changed. Drastically.

Sorry, but I have a hard time feeling bad for any athlete who has the opportunity for a free education. They can rough it like a lot of other college students do as far as I am concerned. My education was paid for with a lot of sweat and sacrifice from me and my parents. There are exceptions to any rule, but for many students, college is not a time of plenty and luxury. This whole car deal has problems passing the sniff test. Jim Tressel has opened the door for the NCAA to do way too much snooping around.
Death Penalty For OSU

Utica, MI

#33 May 7, 2011
I am sure Urban cannnot wait to step into a giant pile of s**t.
Buckeye Bennie wrote:
Sounds like business as usual on Lane Avenue. No sales price on title... No taxes paid. Hmmm. Did Sweater VestMan also get freebies? Urban Meyers is coming to town real soon.

Since: Nov 10

Galena, OH

#34 May 7, 2011
The Compliance office at OSU is honest and diligent. I have known some of those folk personally. It seems they are onto something here and in the light of recent events with Coach Tressel this may be the straw that breaks the camel's (coaches') back.
Stuck in the Stone Age

Atlanta, GA

#35 May 7, 2011
Uh, oh: now the basketball program is linked to this, via William Buford.
A monopoly to open market

Columbus, OH

#36 May 7, 2011
It is somewhat interesting that the NCAA - a monopoly with a stranglehold on most of college's valuable sports programs - requires their players to participate in a free market system.

I wonder if they will be investigating whether student athletes were given double coupons off of carton of milk at the grocery store next.

Since: Nov 10

Galena, OH

#38 May 7, 2011
Bubba wrote:
Tressel Pays not one thin dime for his Lexus which is "loaned" to him by the Germain family.
So how are players to act any better when it comes to car "deals" but OSU and NCAA have no rules against cocahes getting "loaned" cars .......... Sort of twisted and one sided isn't it folks
Coaches aren't amateur athletes. There's a reason for such rules and that reason is an attempt to keep as level a playing field as possible so far as recruiting is concerned. Coaches are professionals. There is nothing one sided about it. It's like comparing apples to nails.

With that said however I don't understand why a man who makes as much money as Coach Tressel does would need a donated car. That is assuming you are correct that he doesn't pay, I'm not sure how you would know anything about Jim Tressel's personal finances.

Since: Nov 10

Galena, OH

#39 May 7, 2011
A monopoly to open market wrote:
It is somewhat interesting that the NCAA - a monopoly with a stranglehold on most of college's valuable sports programs - requires their players to participate in a free market system.
I wonder if they will be investigating whether student athletes were given double coupons off of carton of milk at the grocery store next.
Membership in the NCAA is entirely voluntary.
George Ocala FL

Lady Lake, FL

#40 May 7, 2011
WOW, Am I ever surprised that College athletes receive "SPECIAL" treatment, and "PRIVILEGED" benefits.

It's even more surprising that they make these deals with "UNSAVORY" creeps that call themselves business people.

And it's still even more surprising that the "CREEPS" always get good tickets and lots of OSU memorabilia.

Since: Nov 10

Galena, OH

#41 May 7, 2011
joe wrote:
wake up amd smell the coffee. whenever people buy used cars, especially used cars from private owmers, the price on the title never reflects the true price paid for the car. this is done to reduce the amount of tax to be paid. i'm sure or hope that these dispatch reporters were smart enough to figure this out before trying to cause more crap for the football program. maybe they should worry more about the drugs and guns the teenage gangs in columbus are involved in. you know, something really importaant!!!!
Speak for yourself every used car I have purchased or sold has had the correct sale price on the title. Just because you may be dishonest and break the law doesn't mean everyone is.
A Outsider

Columbia, SC

#42 May 7, 2011
Somebody Dropped a dime on this practice let me see who just got suspended????

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