Jim Tressel, Ohio State coach, has resigned in the midst a scandal birthed by his failure to inform school officials of NCAA violations by players in his program.
A reliable source inside the team verified that Tressel told his coaching staff after the OSU Board of Trustees accepted his resignation in a special meeting.
In the previous night, OSU officials denied as some press conference were programmed or in the scheduling stages concerning football.
Tressel got emails from Chris Cicero, Columbus attorney in April of 2010 telling him that quarterback Terrelle Pryor and broad receiver Devier Posey were probably in infringement of NCAA rules for receiving more advantages from Columbus tattoo parlor proprietor Edward Rife.
Tressel did not inform OSU or the NCAA concerning the content of those emails until the school moved toward him in January after finding out them in a search of his emails.
Tressel signed a Compliance form of NCAA in September confirming that he had informed school officials of all NCAA violations he was responsive to.
He misinformed its investigators second time in December when Pryor, Posey and three other players were suspended five games for the infringement Cicero featured in his emails to Tressel nine month prior.
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