Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sportsmanship in the Big ten, but not at Ohio State

If you believe in sportsmanship you have to like the Big Ten Conference’s suspension of Ohio State safety and captain Kurt Coleman for a “helmet-to-helmet hit” on a “defenseless opponent” with the Buckeyes leading Illinois, 30-0 and just seconds remaining in the game.

Sadly, Buckeye coach Jim Tressel objected to the suspension, calling it poor judgment to suspend the player. Nice message to the fans, especially the kids, Jim. And the point in savaging a defenseless second-string quarterback at the end of a game you’re winning by 30-0 is…? Sportsmanship?

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