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Jim Tressel suspended 2 games, fined

Updated: March 9, 2011, 9:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel received an e-mail last April telling him that two of his players were caught up in a federal drug-trafficking case and the sale of memorabilia, breaking NCAA rules.

Tressel responded: "I will get on it ASAP."

But he never mentioned it to Ohio State's compliance department or his athletic director for more than nine months.

On Tuesday, Tressel was suspended for the first two games of the 2011 season and fined $250,000 ...

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