A Tattoo Is Forever

50 percent of Americans who get tattoos eventually regret them.

Just ask the former head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Jim Tressel, who only lost 22 games in a decade in Columbus, quit on Monday morning. Tressel won a national championship with the Buckeyes, appeared in numerous Bowl Championship Series games and posted a 9-1 record against rival Michigan.

In retrospect, it looks like a revamped plot of the movie “Fargo.” No one died, except Tressel’s coaching career. Tressel knew about current players getting discounts at a local tattoo parlor in Columbus. Ohio State players also sold memorabilia for cash. Tressel knew about all of this and never informed anyone in charge at the school. That’s a cover-up.

“After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach,” Tressel said in a statement Monday morning. “The appreciation that Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable.”

It’s still surprising to read this a few hours after I heard about Tressel’s resignation. Why wait until now? Did he really think he could get away with all of this? Probably. I’m guessing this is how Richard Nixon felt in the final few days of his presidency.

One of the first things they tell you about getting a tattoo is that it can permanently ruin your skin.

This won’t kill Ohio State football. After all, Woody Hayes choked a player on the sideline.

This will severely harm Jim Tressel’s legacy in Columbus.

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