The Ohio State University football team’s 2010 season, released after a memorabilia-for-cash scandal, should be reinstated due to recent changes allowing college athletes to be compensated, a lawmaker says. ‘State.
The season’s vacancy followed revelations that players in 2009 and 2010 accepted free or discounted money and tattoos from a Columbus tattoo parlor owner and also traded memorabilia like championship rings for cash. The scandal also led to the resignation of coach Jim Tressel, now president of Youngstown State University.
Last year, the NCAA for the first time allowed athletes at the highest levels of college sports to be compensated for the use of their name, image or likeness.
The NCAA’s 12-1 elimination of Ohio State’s 2010 season, including a Sugar Bowl victory, unfairly hurt players, fans and coaches who had nothing to do with the scandal, a said Rep. Brian Stewart, a Republican from Ashville in central Ohio. Mail.
“The NCAA’s perspective on what is allowed for players has changed dramatically over the past twelve years,” said Stewart, an Ohio State graduate.
Stewart sponsors a symbolic resolution to restore the season.