The Sports Illustrated article that put the final nail in the coffin of hypocrisy that was Jim Tressel’s career

Sports Illustrated hastened Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel’s eventual demise with this investigative piece, which came out just hours after Tressel resigned on Memorial Day.

That’s not a coincidence.

Adding: This excellent analysis by Deadspin on why Tressel is the symptom, not the disease hurting college football. I agree that the work in SI is good journalism, but it aims at the wrong target.

SI needs to focus on what’s wrong with college football’s perverted money scheme that rewards coaches, administrators and schools over players. Or as South Park called it, slavery.

Joe Donatelli
Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles

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