Friday, August 5, 2011

Ohio State bars players from wearing pro-Jim Tressel wristbands.

Well, that didn't last long. No sooner did Ohio State players start wearing wristbands with former head football coach Jim Tressel's initials on them did the school administration put the kibosh on the whole thing.

“They were pulled back out of concern, just being cautious,” team spokesman Jerry Emig said yesterday, adding that their use had not been run past the compliance department before their distribution.

“The players had bought them (for $15 each) from a well-meaning individual within the program who had ordered them on his own. We got them to take them back to him and get their money back.”

So the wristband thing wasn't a truly organic movement among players, and was actually part of a capitalistic enterprise to make money off the situation. What a shocking revelation.

(via The Columbus Dispatch)

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