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LeBron comments on Jim Tressel, Ohio State mess

May 31, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT

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LeBron James is a big Ohio State fan, he’s been on the sidelines during Buckeye football games. He knows Jim Tressel.

That would be the Jim Tressel who resigned Monday amid a heap of allegations of cars, memorabilia-for-tattoos and a bunch of other problems that will mean trouble for a program that had been at the top of the college football pecking order for the last year.

So, of course, James was asked about it. Here is what he said, courtesy Matt Moore at CBSSports Eye on Basketball.

“He’s done some great things for that university. It’s unfortunate all the allegations and things that have come out in the past year,” James said. “Everyone in Columbus and Ohio knows how important, how great he was for the team and university….

“I wish him the best, and the organization. Hopefully the university will come back.  It’s one of the best universities we have in America.”

Like a lot of Ohio State fans, LeBron could be seeing some rocky times ahead for his football team.

  1. zblott - May 31, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    I’m not sure James is the best player to be defending OSU right now. He received his own extra benefits while in high school, leading to a 2-game suspension and his team to forfeit a win.

  2. southbeachtalent - May 31, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Well Im a Cane’s fan but respect Ohio State. I kinda feel bad for Tressel because ALL the major programs do the same, you can virtually find something shady in all of the top contenders. It’s the way it works.

  3. denverhoopdreams - May 31, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    LeBron didn’t even go to college…. …. yeah, I went there.

  4. randommofo - May 31, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    LeBron answered a question! Let’s crucify him!

  5. goforthanddie - May 31, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Why would anyone ask LeBitch a question about college anything?

  6. coltsfanindc - May 31, 2011 at 8:40 PM

    I’m curious if, one on one, would u call LeBron, LeBitch? u couldnt sue and you’d have to be somewhere where security or police couldnt intervene. i just wonder would u call him that to his face and be willing to be a Man and deal w/ whatever consequences followed? im sure you’ll say u would on here, but i wonder would you for real? just asking

  7. secdominance - Jun 1, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    this is news now? He said Tressel did great things and wished him and the university luck in the future. Slow news day?

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