ESPN Sues Ohio State Latest in College Football Tattoo Scandal

OSU Wishes They Could Cover Up Tattoos

As if the tattoo scandal wasn’t already bad enough for Ohio State after forcing away ex-star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and beloved sweater-vest-wearing football coach Jim Tressel, now ESPN is suing the school for not releasing documents to ESPN.

According to the lawsuit, ESPN asked for all e-mails involving Sarniak since March 15, 2007, that were from Tressel, Gee, Ohio State director of NCAA compliance Doug Archie and athletic director Gene Smith.

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It also asked for all documents that were forwarded to the NCAA since Jan. 1, 2010, related to an investigation of Tressel, along with a list of people who were officially barred from student-athlete game tickets since Jan. 1, 2007 and all correspondence between the NCAA and Archie or any other Ohio State athletic department official related to any violation of NCAA rules since Jan. 1, 2005.

ESPN’s court filing said that the university wrongfully denied its request for records.

Essentially ESPN is going to get their story one way or another. Let’s just hope they don’t start coming after the tattoo community for a story next!

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What do you think about the story? Who is in the wrong here and does ESPN have a right to force a story like this?

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