Jim Tressel apologizes at Ohio banquet

Updated: March 16, 2011, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

CANTON, Ohio -- Standing before a room jammed with some of his most loyal admirers, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel apologized several times during his first public speaking engagement since being suspended and fined for violating NCAA rules.

Speaking to a crowd of 400 -- many of them Ohio State fans clad in the school's scarlet and gray -- at a luncheon sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tressel charmed a pro-Buckeyes' audience during a 40-minute speech focused on handling adversity.

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