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Mar 9, 2011 1:49 AM by Lee Douglas

Ohio State suspends Tressel for two games

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel is being suspended for two games and fined $250,000 for violating NCAA rules. He failed to notify the school about
information he received involving two players, and questionable activities involving Buckeye memorabilia.

Tressel also will receive a public reprimand and must make a public apology. But his job is not in jeopardy.

Last December, the NCAA suspended five players, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling items such as jerseys and championship rings to the owner of a tatoo establishment in Columbus.

Tressel says he's "sorry and disappointed" in the way he handled the matter, and says he will learn from this experience.

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