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Blaming the student messenger at OSU

Zack Meisel is paying a stiff price for a story that helped bring Jim Tressel down

Originally Published: June 1, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Jim Tressel's 10-year, disingenuous reign at Ohio State was undone by lots of people.

By the FBI. By a Columbus, Ohio, tattoo parlor owner. By an OSU senior majoring in economics and journalism. By the so-called "Senator" himself, whose clumsy, panicked and defiant cover-up contradicted the myth of Tressel as someone who -- how did the 2010 Ohio State football media guide put it? -- "emphasizes organization, planning and accountability as not just important in football, but as skills ...

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