Bob (whatever happened to Bobby?) Knight parachutes in from another universe to offer this defense of Jim Tressel:
Knight was then asked if he agreed with the two-game suspension and $250,000 fine handed down to Tressel on Tuesday evening by Ohio State:
“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous. I think if something like that comes up, it is not the most noticeable of rules. It’s a rather obscure rule. And they’ll say, ‘well, he should know all of the rules.’ Nobody, God himself, could not quote every rule in the NCAA law book. In fact, God would call on the disciples to decipher it for him.”
“I think it’s too harsh. I don’t understand why it isn’t just something like, ‘hey, you know, let’s just get it taken care of, get this resolved and go from there.’ I mean, you played and when you were playing, did your coach know everything that you and your teammates did? No, not even close to it.”
Yeah, that’s the ticket: lying to the NCAA is an obscure rule.
And to think there were people pushing for Georgia to hire this clown after Felton was canned.