The beat goes on for Ohio State football-- now former receiving star Ray Small says he routinely sold memorabilia and got car deals with other players because they all simply needed the money to survive and his comments to the school newspaper don't surprise me. The problem is everything he said probably incriminates Ohio State even more and makes coach Jim Tressel's job status that much shakier. I don't know how this will play out but it can't be good for the program's future-- it just can't especially since the NCAA is showing no mercy against USC.
Not that what Ohio State is accused of is foreign to anyone else-- I'll bet plenty of inner city athletes who go to college with no money do what they have to do to pay their bills and survive. If it's against the rules so be it-- but Ohio State may still well have to pay the piper anyway.