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Report: Coach got tip from ex-Buckeye

Updated: March 10, 2011, 8:52 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

A former Ohio State football player is the lawyer who sent e-mails to coach Jim Tressel to warn him players were selling memorabilia to a tattoo-parlor owner, the Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday.

Tressel failed to disclose the e-mails, sent by Columbus lawyer Christopher T. Cicero, and will serve a university-imposed two-game suspension and pay a $250,000 fine, the newspaper reported.

Cicero lettered in football at Ohio State in 1983. Tressel was an assistant coach ...

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