Tell Jim Tressel the Cover Up is Always Worse than the Crime

Posted: May 31, 2011 in Reputation
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Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel’s resignation yesterday is another example of the downfall of a lofty public figure because of a cover up.

Despite Tressel’s public persona and image as a man of faith and integrity, he has a long track record of infractions. This last one is perhaps the most public and most damning. In addition to losing $3.5 million in annual salary, there is a good chance that Tressel will never hold a top spot in coaching at the college level.

Perhaps it’s the level of hypocrisy (you can also think “Tiger Woods” here if you like), but I believe that the big scandals are usually driven by the cover up more than the actual infraction.

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