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The Lantern article today.....

Discussion in 'ESPN's 04-05 war against tOSU and Tressel' started by strohs, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Anybody else read this junk??
    http://www.thelantern.com/news/2004/11/12/Sports/Clarett.Accusations.Find.New.Support-803161.shtml
    (edit - for some reason you cant see it anymore w/out logging in, so its posted below)

    Apparantly somebody did absolutely NO research.
    This was the Headline story today.
    Why on earth is our university paper spreading rumors and lying?
    I love the part where he says Ray Isaac said that Tressel not only knew everything, but also set him up with the boosters.
    How many times has Ray been quoted as saying Tressel "never, ever" knew??
    Just thought I would share, this article really made me mad.
    I emailed ole Adam Jardy (the writer) earlier today, just gave him a couple links to what Ray really said.
    I especially love the part at the end, where Adam acts like this whole thing at YSU is new, and "damaging" information.
    I cant stand ignorance.........
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2004
  2. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

  3. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    The title itself is sick. "Find New Support"? You mean "Old hearsay" This is a joke. What the hell are they thinking about? Someone paste this thing on here...I don't want to give this link any hits.
     
  4. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Clarett accusations find new support

    By Adam Jardy
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Published: Friday, November 12, 2004 [/font]
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    Two separate articles on ESPN.com spotlight two former players: ex-OSU running back Robert Smith and former YSU quarterback Ray Isaac.

    Isaac, who quarterbacked Tressel\'s 1991 National Championship team, discussed his time under Tressel. He said that Tressel introduced him to boosters who provided him with money and cars - allegations strikingly similar to ones made by Clarett this week.

    Isaac took money from booster Michael "Mickey" Monus, chairman of the university\'s board of trustees and chief executive officer of the Phar-Mor discount drugstore chain. According to the article, Isaac made somewhere around $10,000 and had the use of various cars during his football career.

    "I got a call from Mr. Tressel," Monus told a jury while on trial for corporate fraud crimes. "I believe the call was that he wanted me to be introduced to (Isaac) and to work out some kind of job for him."

    Tressel reportedly denied knowing about any improper benefits his players earned while playing for him at YSU, as he has done at OSU. The NCAA imposed minor scholarship cuts on YSU after the institution admitted to a "lack of institutional control," according to ESPN.

    The former quarterback had a chance to testify against Monus in court, and called Tressel for advice. Upon starting to tell him what he knew, Tressel quickly cut him off.

    "I don\'t want to know what you know," Tressel told Isaac. "Just tell them the truth."

    Ex-OSU running back Robert Smith told ESPN he believes Clarett is telling the truth - somewhat.

    "Absolutely I think (Clarett being paid by boosters) happened," Smith told ESPN. "But there\'s a difference between fans providing it or members of the university. I don\'t believe members of the university provided for him."

    But back in Columbus, Smith said boosters gave his teammates money but he had personally never taken anything. Smith refused to specifically name the players or boosters who had participated.

    "I know players who played there who talked about it," Smith said to ESPN. "It\'s not the kind of thing that was seen, but I know players I played with that talked about it."

    The article came on the heels of a day of Clarett-related buzz that surrounded the city after the disgruntled running back accused OSU of providing him with illegal benefits including cars, money and false academic grades. In the article, Clarett accused head coach Jim Tressel of "setting him up," and claimed to have "taken the fall" for OSU.

    Smith said that while money being given to the players was not an everyday occurrence, it could have happened.

    "I think that if players are looking for that kind of thing they can find it," Smith said.

    He went on to add that he was viewed as a "whistle-blower" and therefore was not approached by boosters. Smith, who excelled as a Buckeye tailback from 1990-92, played professional football for the Minnesota Vikings for nine seasons. He led OSU in rushing for two years, and majored in pre-med.

    Myke Clarett, Maurice\'s father, said Tressel is turning a blind eye to what is going on.

    Not all players are siding with Clarett, however.

    "I never really noticed anything," senior defensive end Simon Fraser said. "I didn\'t see a big jet plane landing in the Woody Hayes (Athletic Center) parking lot."

    "I think there are a lot of positive things people can look at and should focus on," Fraser said.

    "I don\'t know what his motive is for the things that he is saying, but we\'re just trying to stay focused on our team," senior running back Maurice Hall said.

    The most damaging aspect of the news this week is the fact that Tressel has a record of problems with boosters that stretches back to his days as head coach at YSU, according to several former players from both institutions.

    "Do I think I didn\'t work hard on trying to be cognizant of Maurice or anyone else?" Tressel said. "I think we\'ve worked very hard on it. It\'s a difficult task."

    Edward Mauler contributed to this report.
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    The continuing saga of former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett took some twists yesterday with new testimony from another former Buckeye and insight into coach Jim Tressel's time at Youngstown State.

    Two separate articles on ESPN.com spotlight two former players: ex-OSU running back Robert Smith and former YSU quarterback Ray Isaac.

    Isaac, who quarterbacked Tressel's 1991 National Championship team, discussed his time under Tressel. He said that Tressel introduced him to boosters who provided him with money and cars - allegations strikingly similar to ones made by Clarett this week.

    Isaac took money from booster Michael "Mickey" Monus, chairman of the university's board of trustees and chief executive officer of the Phar-Mor discount drugstore chain. According to the article, Isaac made somewhere around $10,000 and had the use of various cars during his football career.

    "I got a call from Mr. Tressel," Monus told a jury while on trial for corporate fraud crimes. "I believe the call was that he wanted me to be introduced to (Isaac) and to work out some kind of job for him."

    Tressel reportedly denied knowing about any improper benefits his players earned while playing for him at YSU, as he has done at OSU. The NCAA imposed minor scholarship cuts on YSU after the institution admitted to a "lack of institutional control," according to ESPN.

    The former quarterback had a chance to testify against Monus in court, and called Tressel for advice. Upon starting to tell him what he knew, Tressel quickly cut him off.

    "I don't want to know what you know," Tressel told Isaac. "Just tell them the truth."

    Ex-OSU running back Robert Smith told ESPN he believes Clarett is telling the truth - somewhat.

    "Absolutely I think (Clarett being paid by boosters) happened," Smith told ESPN. "But there's a difference between fans providing it or members of the university. I don't believe members of the university provided for him."

    But back in Columbus, Smith said boosters gave his teammates money but he had personally never taken anything. Smith refused to specifically name the players or boosters who had participated.

    "I know players who played there who talked about it," Smith said to ESPN. "It's not the kind of thing that was seen, but I know players I played with that talked about it."

    The article came on the heels of a day of Clarett-related buzz that surrounded the city after the disgruntled running back accused OSU of providing him with illegal benefits including cars, money and false academic grades. In the article, Clarett accused head coach Jim Tressel of "setting him up," and claimed to have "taken the fall" for OSU.

    Smith said that while money being given to the players was not an everyday occurrence, it could have happened.

    "I think that if players are looking for that kind of thing they can find it," Smith said.

    He went on to add that he was viewed as a "whistle-blower" and therefore was not approached by boosters. Smith, who excelled as a Buckeye tailback from 1990-92, played professional football for the Minnesota Vikings for nine seasons. He led OSU in rushing for two years, and majored in pre-med.

    Myke Clarett, Maurice's father, said Tressel is turning a blind eye to what is going on.

    Not all players are siding with Clarett, however.

    "I never really noticed anything," senior defensive end Simon Fraser said. "I didn't see a big jet plane landing in the Woody Hayes (Athletic Center) parking lot."

    "I think there are a lot of positive things people can look at and should focus on," Fraser said.

    "I don't know what his motive is for the things that he is saying, but we're just trying to stay focused on our team," senior running back Maurice Hall said.

    The most damaging aspect of the news this week is the fact that Tressel has a record of problems with boosters that stretches back to his days as head coach at YSU, according to several former players from both institutions.

    "Do I think I didn't work hard on trying to be cognizant of Maurice or anyone else?" Tressel said. "I think we've worked very hard on it. It's a difficult task."

    Edward Mauler contributed to this report.
     
  5. JXC

    JXC '01'02'04'05'06'07'08'09'10'12'13'14'15'16‘17’18

    This article makes me so sick.
     
  6. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    When did reporters stop doing their own research and investigation. So many of these articles are nothing more than repeating what other reporters have said. This is what journalism is? I could do this too. Let's see, get out today's paper and write an article saying, "Today USAToday.com reported blah blah blah". Come on!! This is nothing more than an adult version of "guess what blah blah told me at recess". If you want to report, do your own goddamn research!! Quit repeating what others have said, not knowing one way or the other if their story is truthful, or find something else to write about!!! The stardards of this profession have sunk so low that they have become nothing more than mind-whores.
     
  7. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Funny, no quote from Ray Isacc saying that telling JT was the hardest thing he ever had to do. Sad to know that the journalism school is turning out future hacks as well...

    Why does every motherfucker with a word processor think they can become the next Woodward or Bernstein? What ever happened to the loyal writers who enjoyed the local fanbase and admiration of the readers? I'd love to stick my foot up this little twerp's ass...never side against the family, Fredo.
     
  8. strohs

    strohs Go Bucks!

    Godfather > *
    I sent him some good links, hopefully he wont just delete my email figuring it was hate mail.
     
  9. ysubuck

    ysubuck Be water my friend.

    Buona sera, buona sera.

    What have I done to make you treat me so disrespectfully?
     
  10. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    These little rat-bastards, trying to hitch their wagon to the "big story" as if they're real journalists. Fuck 'em.

    I hope that they get an ass kicking on campus this week.
     
  11. I hope that Adam kid puts "rookie" after his byline. If that article was presented as a first time effort in Journalism 101, the instructor would piss on Adam's apple. All made up sitting at his keyboard. Snips and bullshit pasted to carry Adam's view of OSU football.

    Whatjawannabet The Lantern now will be quoted. A continuing sewer line of pure shit.
     
  12. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Its not one Voice at The Lantern - but Many

    Remember this about the Lantern - as a student paper it is generally very supportive of the Buckeyes.

    Other recent articles concerning ESPN's love-fest with Slime and the Family Stoned shows this to be so:

    Svoboda's Piece of Mind (Why Believe the Punk?)
    http://www.thelantern.com/news/2004/11/10/Sports/Clarett.Makes.More.Claims.Why.Should.We.Believe.Him-799734.shtml
    Aaron Stollar's Fair and Accurate Reporting of Events as they unfolded on Tuesday:
    http://www.thelantern.com/news/2004/11/10/Sports/Clarett.I.took.The.Fall.For.Buckeyes-799642.shtml

    And this from their Editorial page today:
    ESPN Drops The Ball
    http://www.thelantern.com/news/2004/11/12/Opinion/Espn-Drops.Ball.Editorial-803169.shtml

    Which I add in full as it is really well written.
    Jardy's piece is out of character and of a poorer tenor than the others. Guess he felt it was the only means for him to distinguish himself from the other (otherwise fine) contributors to The Lantern. It wasn't a good choice -- if wants to get laid on campus tonight.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2004

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