According to Jim Tressel’s lawyer, the NCAA Committee on Infractions won’t care as much about what Tressel did as it will about his body language. Seriously.
“The exchanges that matter most when it comes to coaches who are the subject of a serious inquiry like this are the ones that come directly between the committee and the coach, not the exchanges from the committee to the coach’s lawyer,” Marsh said. “In fact, they will get tired pretty quick of hearing too much from the lawyer, and they will tell you. They might even say to the lawyer, ‘Shut up and stand down.’”
Marsh said the real value in such hearings is when committee members look into a coach’s eyes when he answers questions that cut to the heart…
Gee. And I thought it was all about claiming you didn’t know what had happened.