NCAA won't reinstate records of Ohio State football players involved in 'Tattoogate'
The NCAA’s policies towards name, image and likeness may have changed but the association’s stance on records set by Ohio State football players involved in “Tattoogate” has not not. Those records will not be restored.
On Wednesday, the NCAA released a statement saying it has no intention of revisiting the case or re-evaluating the decision made, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
“The rules that govern fair play are voted on, agreed to and expected to be upheld by all NCAA member schools,” the statement read. “Previous penalties, including those that are several years old, will not be re-evaluated or reconsidered based on the recent changes to NIL rules.”
Five former players, including quarterback Terrelle Pryor, asked the NCAA to reinstate their statistics and record from the 2010 season. Ohio State ended that year with a 12-1 record, but all victories had been vacated.
The other four players included Mike Adams, Daniel “Boom” Herron, DeVier Posey and Solomon Thomas. All faced punishment from the NCAA for selling memorabilia in exchange for cash and tattoos.
The incident led to the end of Jim Tressel’s tenure as the head coach at Ohio State. Luke Fickell was named the interim head coach for the 2011 season before Urban Meyer was brought in for the 2012 season.