July 15, 2011
FILE - This Dec. 30, 2010, file photo shows Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel speaking at a news conference for the upcoming Sugar Bowl NCAA college football matchup between his team and Arkansas , in New Orleans. An evaluation Tressel's job performance in 2005-06 rated him as "unacceptable" in self-reporting violations in a timely manner. Records released Friday, July 15, 2011, by the university as part of a public-records request show that Tressel, forced to resign on May 30 for knowing about NCAA violations and then covering them up, was graded "excellent" in 10 of the 12 areas in the evaluation. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel was told by the school that he did a poor job of self-reporting NCAA violations years before he failed to tell his bosses that players were selling championship rings and other Buckeyes memorabilia, a cover-up that cost him his job.