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Ohio State hiring private dicks to police their athletes.

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffalofart, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. buffalofart

    buffalofart Member

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  2. RK

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    Can they use the same guys to monitor the NCAA Selection committee, run by Gene Smith.
     
  3. Tatanka™

    Tatanka™ Well-Known Member

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    I believe his unofficial title is public dick!
     
  4. The Guest

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    That's awesome! Gene Smith is blaming boosters for his department's problems.

    In a sense he's right, of course, but it's not the the sort of thing you should do in public.

    The boosters will eventually turn on him in an counter-attack to his declaration of war, produce a series of emails confirming OSU's complicity and Smith will be run out of town.

    I can't wait!
     
  5. buffalofart

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    Damn smith makes almost as much as embree and he cant get his own car. what does bohn get for his 300k a year a bike.
     
  7. PhillyBuff

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    There is nothing illegal with this arrangement. The compliance officer just failed at making sure the players did not get an extra benefit..... There is no problem with an employee having access to a car and that car dealer getting tickets.... The problem comes in when the car dealer gives athletes a benefit. Maybe the compliance officer knowingly looked away from the dealer giving benefits... but we don't know that right now...

    Very dangerous to call this man a crook....
     
  8. The Guest

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    No, you're absolutely right, and I made the same observations.

    However, when OSU is one of the programs that has liberal policies regarding compliance officers, and that compliance officer is driving a free car for an exchange of AD product (all legal) it doesn't shed a positive light on what is clearly a permissive culture.

    In other words, when your compliance officer is using sports products to procure services, it seems likely that he sets a questionable example. It's a poor policy by the AD, and I'll bet those ADs who permit it will change in the near future.
     
  9. FrankRizzo

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    They couldn't get the retirees to do it like Kansas?
     
  10. El Gringo

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    While I admittedly don't know all the facts, I would not say for certain that this is not illegal. OSU is a state institution, which means season tickets are state property. A state employee exchanging state property for a private benefit which is not called for in said employee's employment contract could be considered misappropriation. Maybe state law permits this, but it does raise questions.
     
  11. PhillyBuff

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    We probably wont know all of the facts.... and i am making an assumption here, but the tickets would not be state property most likely because the university almost certainly would have the right to do with the tickets as they please.... otherwise, the state legislature would have to set prices and control them... my best guess is that the university has retained all rights to charge what they want or give them away under an agreement with the state....
     
  12. BuffAlum2007

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    In addition to what PhillyBuff said, depending on how the OSU Athletic Department is structured, it may not even be a state agency at all, since some schools have separate organizations (typically structured as non-profits) to run their athletic programs...examples of this include Kansas (run by Kansas Athletics, Inc.) and Florida (University Athletic Association)...
     
  13. The Guest

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    Great point. Once you put a definite article in front of the name of your school, you almost have to be private, right? "The" sounds very exclusive in my opinion.
     
  14. SuperiorBuff

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    SMU anyone?
     
  15. Clean Undies

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    A buckeye booster would like to hire this private dick, if tOSU can swing it.

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