Colts suspend Jim Tressel for first six games of the season

Tressel suspended for six games by the Colts
Tressel suspended for six games by the Colts

The Colts announced they have decided to begin the employment of coach Jim Tressel in the seventh game of the season. But let's be clear on this. This is a suspension.

The statement from the Colts: "After the announcement of Coach Jim Tressel's agreement to join the Colts as a game day consultant, questions were raised with respect to the equity of his appointment as opposed to suspensions being served this season by present and former Ohio State players.

"Over the weekend Coach Tressel, Mr. Irsay, Coach Caldwell and I had a discussion of the issue. In addition, we had a conversation with league officials to apprise them of the details of Coach Tressel's employment and the issues we were reviewing.

"At Coach Tressel's suggestion, and with Mr. Irsay's concurrence and support, we have decided to begin Coach Tressel's employment effective with our seventh regular season game. We have informed the league office of our decision and expect that they will be supportive of it.

"We are very happy Coach Tressel will be joining us."

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