Ohio State Buckeyes Ready To Face The Music

Ohio State NCAA Committee on Infractions Just ahead of Friday's appearance before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in Indianapolis, Ohio State released figures showing that disgraced former head football coach Jim Tressel made $21.7 million, during his ten-year stint in Columbus. Almost one quarter of his income came from an exclusive deal with Nike, who supplied apparel for the Buckeyes' various athletic teams. 

Tressel was forced out on May 30, after not telling his superiors about NCAA violations being committed by his players. Tressel is also accused of using ineligible players.

As a result of these claims, Ohio State self-imposed penalties on their football program, including two years of probation and vacating all of the victories from last season's 12-1 record. 

The NCAA can accept these sanctions, but is expected to issue additional penalties such as a postseason ban and/or scholarship restrictions. This could take place perhaps as early as this week.

Tressel and interim head coach Luke Fickell will be present at the hearing.