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Ohio State NCAA Violations

Ohio State NCAA Violations

It’s no secret that “The Ohio State University”  Buckeyes football program has run faced disciplinary actions by the NCAA.  Once again, the University’s  is being accused of a secondary violations which occurred in 2013 which   are likely to have NCAA president Mark Emmert and others laughing.

In early 2011, Ohio State  faced sanctions for a humorously serious violation after  football players, including former Oregon recruit Terrelle Pryor, were trading Buckeye football memorabilia for tattoos. What made the situation worse was that head coach Jim Tressel reportedly knew about the trades more than eight months before the school was made aware of the situations. On top of the five players having to repay the benefits earned, Tressel’s contract was broken by failing to inform Athletic Director Gene Smith of the university.

Tim Tebow Joins ESPN SEC Analyst

 

According to the Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Doug Lesmerises, a recent Sports Illustrated investigation detailing Ohio State’s secondary NCAA violations over the past year uncovered some minor missteps, including one particularly amusing compliance report involving former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow and an eight-second phone conversation.

 

That’s right, the bombshell violation featured one of the most polarizing football players on the planet. Here’s what happened: Linebacker prospect Clifton Garrett, who signed with LSU on Feb. 5, called Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer on March 9, 2013, only to find out he was on vacation and eating lunch with Tebow.

 

Here’s what happened next, per the school’s self-report via Lesmerises:

During a phone call with a possible recruit , Coach Meyer informed Garrett that he was on vacation and having lunch with friends and family, including Tim Tebow. Garrett asked Coach Meyer if he could wish Tebow good luck on the upcoming season. Coach Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett conversed with Tebow for approximately eight seconds. Coach Meyer stated that no recruiting conversation occurred, there was no intent to have Tebow recruit on behalf of Ohio State and he, in fact, did not recruit on behalf of Ohio State.

Although NCAA violations often land schools and teams in hot water, minor infractions like these provide a refreshing change of pace from what typically dominates the headlines during the offseason in college sports.

It remains to be seen how the NCAA will respond to Ohio State’s self-reported secondary violations and what improvements the university will make in 2014. But for now, it’s clear that the potential punishment for serious violations has led schools and athletic programs down an honest path.  Read more here

SOURCE:  The Bleacher Report

A history of major NCAA violations:

In 2009, Florida State University was given the nickname “Free Shoe University,” because agents purchased more than $6,000 worth of shoes for Seminoles players. In addition, cases of academic fraud were uncovered from 2007, which would lead to 10 school teams losing scholarships and vacating wins. While the NCAA did not name the athletes, FSU banned 23 football players from attending the 2007 Music City Bowl. According to the NCAA report, academic fraud is the worst of all NCAA violations.  Read more here

Tim Tebow Joins ESPN SEC Analyst

ESPN.com is reporting that  former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has agreed to a multi-year deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network, it was announced Monday.Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has agreed to a multiyear deal to join ESPN as an analyst for the SEC Network,

“I am so excited that ESPN has given me this incredible opportunity,” Tebow said in a statement. “When I was 6 years old, I fell in love with the game of football, and while I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.”

Tebow’s primary role with the new network will be as an analyst for “SEC Nation,” a traveling football pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week. The show will debut before the Texas A&M-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 28.

Tim Tebow has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

 The former Florida quarterback also will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms, including “SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage.

Tebow will make his debut as an analyst on Jan. 6 during ESPN’s pregame coverage of the Vizio BCS National Championship.

“Tim is an SEC icon with a national fan base and broad appeal. He will be a significant contributor to the compelling content we will deliver with the SEC Network,” said Justin Connolly, ESPN senior vice president, programming, college networks. “Tim brings a wealth of knowledge about the game, the conference and the passion among SEC fans.”

Tebow’s role with ESPN will not preclude him from continuing to pursue opportunities in the NFL. He was with the New England Patriots before being released prior to the regular season. He also has played for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.

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Tim Tebow Heisman 2007

On December 8, 2007, Tebow was awarded the Heisman Trophy, finishing ahead of Arkansas’s Darren McFadden, Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, and Missouri’s Chase Daniel. He was the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.  He garnered 462 first-place votes and 1,957 points, 254 points ahead of the runner-up, Arkansas running back Darren McFadden.  He finished the regular season as the only player in FBS history to rush and pass for at least 20 touchdowns in both categories in the same season. He had 32 passing touchdowns, and 23 rushing touchdowns. Tebow’s rushing TD total in the 2007 season is the most recorded for any position in SEC history.  The total also set the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in FBS history. Tebow became the third UF player to win the Heisman Trophy, joining Steve Spurrier and Danny Wuerffel.

Tim Tebow Signs with the Patriots

Tebow will enter Tuesday’s minicamp as New England’s third-string QB, behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett.

Tim Tebow Scheduled to Appear at the Patriots Mini Camp Tomorrow

Tim Tebow’s career has been in limbo since he was released by the New York Jets on April 29th.

Since then many wondered if the controversial QB was done in the NFL.  Many speculated that Tebow would join the arena football league.

Despite previous rumors otherwise, Tebow is not being tried at tight end, although it would be in Tebow’s best interests to be open to playing any position.

He’s avoided trying tight end in the past.

Obviously, Tebow is not going to be a major threat for playing time behind future Hall of Famer Brady and young, strong-armed backup Mallett.

The Pats may be simply kicking the tires on the former Josh McDaniels draft pick.

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Tebow has never failed at any level of football. He was one of the greatest college football players of all time after being a high school legend. He then was a first-round draft pick and helped turn the Denver Broncos around. He led them to a stirring playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers with an overtime pass.

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Thomas Edward Patrick “Tom” Brady, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Wikipedia

  • Salary: 6.4 million USD (2013)

Ryan Mallett, nicknamed “Big Tex,” is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League, taken in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Wikipedia

Timothy Richard “Tim” Tebow is an American football player for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He has previously played quarterback for both the New York Jets and Denver Broncos.  Wikipedia

  • Salary: 2.1 million USD (2012)

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Sports News sources at ESPN say “Bill Belichick “does not hate Tim Tebow.”

Bill Belichick ” It’s ‘completely untrue’ that I hate Tim Tebow.”

Bill Belichick does not hate Tim Tebow

Patriots  head coach Bill Belichick has gone on the record about NFL free agent Tim Tebow.  A  May 9 story published on  Yahoo Sports news quoted a source who said that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick “hates” Tebow as a player.

Beliche  told sources that he doesn’t hate the former Jets quarterback as a player.  “Every single player has strengths and weaknesses. But regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible,” Belichick said, via ESPN Boston. “It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported.”

Belichick was also asked if the Patriots had any interest in signing Tebow as a free agent and, as Belichick is wont to do, he simply sidestepped the question.

“I wouldn’t get into the probability of us pursuing any free agent,” Belichick said.

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You definitely go through a stage, most coaches do, where you see a good player and you get enamored…You really like what the player does, but then when you put him into your system, it’s not quite the same player that he was in another system. He has some strengths, but you can’t utilize all those strengths. If you try to utilize all his strengths, you end up weakening a lot of other players who are already in your system.                         Quote -  Bill Belichick

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NFL Off-Season: What Players Are Up To

NFL Off-Season: What Players Are Up To

What goes on in the NFL offseason.

From an Atlanta Falcons $12 million deal to Tim Tebow’s unknown future in football, a few NFL teams will look radically different this upcoming season. You can’t miss out on these high-profile roster changes:

  • The Atlanta Falcons upgraded their backfield and signed Steven Jackson to a three year $12 million deal. After nine productive seasons with the St. Louis Rams, Jackson was considered the top free agent running back, according to ESPN.com. The star running back has rushed for 1,000 yards or more for eight straight seasons. He currently has career totals of 10,135 yards and 56 touchdowns.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs landed a new starting quarterback by taking on Alex Smith who revived his career with the San Francisco 49ers. He has passed for 14,280 yards and 81 touchdowns since being drafted as number one in 2005.
  • Did Tim Tebow’s NFL career end after the New York Jets released the former Heisman winner? Very little interest has been shown in Tebow from NFL teams. But fans remain loyal. “Tebowmania” reached an appex when Jacksonville Jaguars fans petitioned the White House on the “We The People” website to encourage their hometown team to sign the former Florida Gator.

Along with big roster moves, NFL players also made off-season headlines. Read how these three players stepped into the off-season spotlight:

Terrance Ganaway: Sandwich Artist

St. Louis Rams running back Terrance Ganaway gave unconventional a new meaning when he took a job at a sandwich shop. Ganaway jokingly tweeted that he had too much free time and was looking for a job in Waco, Texas – where he played collegiately for Baylor. A local Jimmy John’s franchise offered Ganaway, who made $390,000 last season, a job he accepted. CBS News reported Ganaway earns $7.50 an hour and works three night shifts per week. He told CBS News his job helps him save money and stay out of trouble. Fans can see how those sandwich-making skills help Ganaway on the field this upcoming season, whether fans make it to the Edward Jones Dome or watch at home on a wide-screen HD TV with a Direct2TV.com exclusive sports package.

Robert Griffin III: Master Tweeter 

Rehabbing from a nasty knee injury for several months has not robbed Robert Griffin III of his sense of humor or opinions about politics. RGIII entertains fans and media with a series of funny tweets about his rehab. In one tweet, the second-year quarterback poses for a silly photo with actor Morgan Freeman at the premiere of Freeman’s new movie. RGIII also tweeted a large pink giraffe he won at Universal Studios. Tweets about Americans being “held hostage” by tyranny and political correctness have garnered the most attention. Griffin, by all accounts, was referring to talk about his team’s less-offensive name change. Keep tweeting, Griffin!

Titus Young: Violator of the Law 

Who knows if Titus Young will appear on another NFL roster. Young played two seasons as a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions before his departure in February. It has since been all downhill for Young. He was arrested twice on May 5 — first for suspicion of DUI and then 14 hours later on suspicion of burglary. The Sporting News reported that Young hopped the fence at a tow yard and tried to steal his impounded car after the DUI arrest. Young was arrested for the third time on May 10 again for burglary. He has pleaded not guilty to eight charges, and as of May 15, was still in jail on a $25,000 bond. Titus Young has kept busy, indeed.

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