So what’s it gonna take to put you behind the wheel of this baby today?

If you’re an Ohio State football player, the answer is less than you’d think.

Public records show that in 2009, a 2-year-old Chrysler 300 with less than 20,000 miles was titled to then-sophomore linebacker Thaddeus Gibson. Documents show the purchase price as $0.

And before you come sniffing around, NCAA, just remember this:

“No one can tell you what a car’s worth,” Goss said.

What are the odds Jim Tressel is still employed at Ohio State by year’s end?


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24 responses to “So what’s it gonna take to put you behind the wheel of this baby today?

  1. Go Dawgs!

    Congratulations, Arkansas, you just un-lost the Sugar Bowl.


  2. Coondawg

    The NCAA needs the death penalty. They have shown a continuous pattern of a lack of institutional control.


    • Mayor of Dawgtown



      • gastr1

        I have to concur. If nothing else there needs to be a level of severity that evokes a “make-up call” appearance after letting these jagoffs get away with this business with virtually no penalty last year.

        Hence we might say, “Et tu, Brut(us) (Buckeye).”


  3. TennesseeDawg

    We are talking about a Chrysler here so the purchase price and the actual value are inline.


  4. TennesseeDawg

    Goss said that the athletes and relatives found his dealership because he sells good cars at good prices. “I know how to buy cars right,” he said.
    Damn, he must be real good to flip an ’09 and sell it for $0.


  5. 69Dawg

    Ops I mentioned this in the last blog. Seems OSU’s chickens have finally come home to roost. The NCAA should amend that list of allegations and add the lack of institutional control. If OSU doesn’t get USC sized penalties then the NCAA needs to apologize to USC and drop the charges.


  6. Doug

    Don’t be surprised if Customs gets involved, too. Those cars are “imported from Detroit,” after all, and it sounds like those Buckeye players avoided any kind of excise taxes.


    • No One Knows You're a Dawg

      Or income taxes. IRS could nail a bunch of these players if they wanted, unless of course the players filed a tax return for the $0 vehicles.


  7. Spike

    The more it is stirred, the more it stinks.


  8. biggusrickus

    I’ll be a little surprised if he’s still there by year’s beginning. Though I guess it doesn’t matter much. They’d just promote an assistant to interim head coach until the offseason anyway.


  9. Bob

    If these are true and then added to all the other stuff, this makes USC pale in comparison. There is far less on the Trojans than what we have seen on tOSU so far. Not even close. I would expect OSU to get hammered much worse than Southern California if all is proven.


  10. D.N. Nation

    Yeah, but Sweater Vest wore camo at Ohio State’s spring game, so it’s like he himself got Osama.


  11. Mayor of Dawgtown

    I saw a quote about an old politician that applies to Tressel: “He is like a rotten mackeral in the moonlight. He shines and stinks at the same time.”


  12. Scott W.

    To me it just seems like OSU is receiving the brunt of investigation just to ignore the elephant in the room. Auburn should thank their lucky stars that someone is even more ham handed than they are.


  13. zdub

    Reminds me a lot of the Auburn scandal months ago where things started coming out of the woodwork and it appeared that all hope on the Plains was lost. We all saw how that worked out…


  14. Brad

    Looks like that guy that said Corch Meyers would be the head coach at OSU in 2012 is looking a little more correct


  15. Chuck

    “Gibson said he was unaware the title on his car showed zero as the sales price. “I paid for the car, and I’m still paying for it,” he said, declining to answer further questions.”

    This could be not much in the end because $0.00 is just something a clerk types in a form, not unlike the way deeds say the property sold for $10.00, and no one buys a house for that little; it is just a way to keep the price private. But at the same time, offering to show the canceled checks and payment book instead of ‘declining to answer further questions’ would have made the story a lot shorter.


  16. Wonderful Ohio on the Gulf 'Dog

    “Kniffin also loaned cars to quarterback Terrelle Pryor, including his own for a three-day testdrive to Pennsylvania, where Pryor lives.”

    Sure! Used car dealers routinely offer their vehicles for three-day testdrives across state lines to the general public.


  17. The other Doug

    The deals must be off the hook in Columbus! Folks are willing to come all the way from Maryland for the deals. I wonder if the dealerships there have a “fly in and drive home” program for all the people that must flock to Columbus for the deals?