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OSU suspensions same in length only

Originally Published: March 18, 2011
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel's decision to sit out as many games as the "Tat Five" provides the appearance of humility and penitence, a good thing after the public-relations fiasco of a week ago. Yet there is less to his announcement Thursday night than meets the eye.

Tressel may have made the decision in a fit of conscience or an attack of remorse. But he also waited until the NCAA denied the players' appeal, a textbook example of leading from the rear. Let's say the NCAA announced ...

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