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Ted Sarniak III dead at 68

Updated: July 22, 2012, 9:23 PM ET
Associated Press

JEANNETTE, Pa. -- One of the supporting characters in Ohio State's NCAA violations and the downfall of coach Jim Tressel has died.

Jeannette, Pa., businessman Ted Sarniak III, died on Friday at a Pittsburgh-area hospital, according to the funeral home handling the arrangements. He was 68.

Sarniak was a mentor to Terrelle Pryor, who played at Jeannette High School. Pryor was considered 2008's No. 1 quarterback recruit and signed with Ohio State.

When Tressel, who later ...

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