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Some thoughts on Mo from a radio guy

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by creekman, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. creekman

    creekman Newbie

    I forwarded the BN post that SusanZ disputed point by point the ESPN allegations to a guy I know in radio up in NE Ohio. His name will remain with me, as I do not want him to receive grief from his comments. I did however find some stuff pretty interesting.

    Again, these are the thoughts of a radio host who is/was close to Mo's past....
    "I can imagine the uproar that Clarett's comments raised in Columbus!! Likewise here in the Mahoning Valley, since both he and Tressell have deifnite Youngstown ties!

    In regards to your e-mail, the writer is pretty much right on . Basically, Reecie is pouting and throwing a temper tantrum because it's starting to dawn on him that he screwed up bigtime by following the advise of his "advisors" in taking on the NCAA, Ohio State, and the NFL. He's realizing that he lost each and every battle with the established institutions and he's trying to justify to himself that it wasn't his fault (in this case, it was Ohio State and Jim Tressel that caused the problems). Om the show, I did a diatribe on Clarrett and concluded it with "On of these days, Maurice is going to mature enough to the point that, when he looks in the mirror, he'll realize that he's seeing the enemy...and the enemy is, you guessed it, Maurice Clarett.

    A couple of more notes on Clarett: He did get his rearend beaten to a pulp but it wasn't because he popped off at Korey Stringer's Funeral (I was at that sad event and Clarett never attended the funeral). Rather, he was pounded at a bar in Austintown where he was having a couple of beers with a few former Warren Harding teammates. One of those guys, Rob Massucci, got into an argument with Clarett when Maurice said that the reason that Warren Harding didn't win the State Title in their senior year was because the white ballplayers on that team didn't contribute...that the black players carried the team. Massucci, who is caucasian and quite a ball player in his own right (Air Force Academy), popped Maurice right on the jaw and knocked him out. While he was out cold, one of the managers took a picture of Clarett lying on the floor. That picture can be seen above the bar in Austintown.

    Also, that Bobby D guy that the e-mail was talking about is Bobby Delmutti from Warren. Delmutti did pay Clarett during his time at Warren Harding and he's one of the boosters that gave Reecie money while at Ohio State. In fact, after the Fiesta Bowl, Delmutti flew him to Vegas for a couple of days. Delmutti, if you didn't know it, owns Delucia's Restaurant on Elm Road by the bowling alley.

    At any rate, Clarett's popping off shouldn't hurt Ohio State. The boosters are the cause of any problems that might be true (if any) and, as long as there isn't any documentation of illegalities, nothing will happen to the Buckeyes.

    ESPN is snooping around Youngstown to try to dig something up on Tressel, but they'll have a tough time finding anything- quite a few of his former players have come out publicly (a couple on the show, in fact) and said that Tres was completely above board in his years coaching them.

    It's good, though, to see Jim sweat a little bit- it will keep his head on straight!




    I found it interesting. More character issues...
     
  2. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Gotta love those Air Force Acad. fellas. This starts a kind of like a treasure hunt though.

    BuckeyePlanet should arrange extra vCash for a true and verified reproduction of this picture.

    Proof positive of a MoC moment of Zen...
     
  3. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    "It's good, though, to see Jim sweat a little bit- it will keep his head on straight!"

    Is this guy kidding? That is like saying billy Graham needs to sweat a little bit to keep his act clean. They both are class act guys that are the same ethical men no matter what happens. For his entire lifetime, they've tried to slander Billy Graham but he's come out clean everytime so they do not even try anymore. Perhaps ESPN will writeup a Bellisari story or something soon, so we can continue this trend of proving Tressel's character.

    However, I don't like ANY of this coverage, cuz it is ruining OSU's name.

    Ironically, I think this actually strengthens OSU's program in a way. The casual fans that don't know about OSU will be turned off to an extent, but I think this only serves to further prove Tressel's integrity to those actually interested in OSU. Tressel has often recruited/coached from a family mindset, with very conservative values that require qwirky (but great) traiditons like singing Carmen Ohio after the game. The players that come to OSU really buy into a lifelong tradition of buckeye football (with a few exceptions), and I think those who have wanted to go to OSU their whole lives will actually gain more respect for tressel through this event.


    vCash? Heck, I'd pay to see that picture scanned and posted on this site. I think we could get a good number of posters to contribute $1 via paypal to seeing Clarett knocked out.
     
  4. redskinbucksfan

    redskinbucksfan The brownest of the brown liquors

    I'll be in Austintown for Thanksgiving, which bar is it??
     
  5. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    creekman may know? Or can find outfrom his Deep Throat source on the Radio.
    I sure don't.
    That's why its a treasure hunt. And yeah - real cash for this one I figure. vCash is just good for bragging rights. This is a reward.
     
  6. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such


    i will be in girard for thanksgiving. there arent that many bars in austintown really. i would be up for taking one for the team and going to all the bars to find this picture.

    my guess is that it is something like sammy mac's or the mill. those places dont do much in the way of checking ID's.
     
  7. creekman

    creekman Newbie

    When I first heard of him getting knocked out, I was told it was at a truck stop type of bar.
     
  8. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    I'm only a few minutes from Austintown. But I'll be in Utah this weekend for THE GAME, oooops! I mean C-bus. :slappy: Maybe next weekend I can go on a little bar hopping campaign. It would be nice to know which bar though. If you want to keep it off the public board PM me.
     
  9. WestEnd

    WestEnd look ma no shoelaces, and I'm down with the KIIING

    the name of the place he got knocked out is somewhere in the gigantic moc spilling the beans thread ... page 14, posted by Holy Buckeye!
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2004
  10. spiel36

    spiel36 Newbie

    If this did happen at the Central, you're going to have a hard time tracking down the picture. This bar has been closed for probably 2 years. I wonder if Bill's Place is Austintown might have the pic. I know a lot of WGH coaches used to hang out there, not sure about former players, though.
     

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