Jim Tressel followed in the footsteps of his protégé Terrelle Pryor by jumping to the NFL, and he's going to suffer silently on the sidelines along with him. Yesterday the Colts announced Tressel will sit out the first six weeks, a penalty that was self-imposed because the Commissioner's office was unusually quiet. Today someone finally asked Roger Goodell about it, and he thinks the Colts made the right decision:
"I think it was clear that if they didn't take an appropriate action, I would have taken appropriate action," Goodell said.
Does it seem like we've been here before? We hate having to go over the same ground repeatedly, but we'll keep playing Statler and Waldorf as long as Goodell keeps making so many misguided decisions. ("Misguided?" That's a newspaper weasel word. The league's treatment of the Ohio State refugees is wrong, and it's asinine, and it should be illegal.)