Maurice Clarett is claiming that Ohio State University offered him perks that the normal college freshman does not receive. This includes fixing his grades so he can maintain his eligiblity, head coach Jim Tressel arranging for him to have cars, boosters giving him cash "incentives" as well as arranging bogus summer jobs, etc. Ohio State of course denies everything. According to Clarett he was covering for the Ohio State program and coach Jim Tressel during interview sessions he had with investigators in which he claimed he didn't know how he got the cars, money, etc.
Whichever side you tend to believe, this is another stain on college football. Anyone that knew a football player while attending college with a big time team, knows this stuff happens all the time. The NCAA is the one that turns the blind eye. Why? Because everyone is getting rich off these kids, colleges, NCAA, networks, the list goes on. I'm not advicating paying college players, in fact I'm strongly against that. What I want is for the NCAA to really come down on a program the size of Ohio State. They were willing to take football away from SMU which has all but ruined the entire athletic program, why aren't they willing to go after an Ohio State?
With the money involved now in college football, even the legitimate money, it is doomed to be plagued by scandal.
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