Dave Brandon takes no 'glee' in NCAA investigation of Ohio State and Jim Tressel
MIDLAND -- The fact that rival Ohio State was recently served a “notice of allegations” from the NCAA and faces major violations in its football program isn’t worth discussing, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said.
Facing NCAA allegations at Michigan even before he officially took on the role of athletic director influences how he acts now, Brandon said.
“You don’t need anybody, particularly a colleague, poking at you,” Brandon said Tuesday at a Michigan Associated Press Sports Editors meeting. “There were some people out there who did it, and I remember who they are, and I remember what they said.”
“Those people who took great glee in the fact that we got ourselves in that kind of situation -- I’ll never do that,” he said. “The folks at Ohio State have their hands full, obviously.”
The investigation at Ohio State stems from players trading awards and equipment for cash and tattoos.
The NCAA accuses Ohio State coach Jim Tressel of ethical misconduct for giving the NCAA false information and accuses Ohio State of fielding ineligible players last season because the player misconduct should have called for immediate suspensions.
The NCAA wrapped up a 14-month investigation in November of Michigan’s football program for practice violations and other infractions.