NCAA hears Ohio State violations case

August 12, 2011 - 12:45 PM
Ohio St NCAA Hearing Footaball

Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel arrives for a hearing in Indianapolis, Ind., Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. Tressel had hoped to travel to Indianapolis to be a central figure at the inaugural Big Ten championship game in December. Instead, he's in the city to testify about his role in NCAA violations which have shaken the foundation of Ohio State's powerhouse football program and cost him his job. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State's day in court has ended. Now it must wait for a month or two to find out the verdict.

A memorabilia-for-cash scandal that led to player suspensions, coach Jim Tressel's forced resignation and the departure of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor led ultimately to Ohio State's hearing before the NCAA's committee on infractions on Friday. Ohio State and NCAA officials, along with Tressel, were accompanied by a cadre of lawyers. They entered a downtown hotel's security-guarded ballroom at 8:30 a.m. Except for a short mid-morning break, they continued for four hours before the meeting ended.

Now Ohio State must wait 6 to 8 weeks to find out its penalties.