Ohio State Coach Tressel Suspended For 2 Games

Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was suspended two games Tuesday for violating an NCAA rule. Getty Images

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel, who was featured in a recent CBS News/Sports Illustrated investigation on crime and college football, was suspended for two games and fined $250,000 Tuesday due to his failure to notify the school about  the questionable activities of two of his players.

As Yahoo! Sports has reported, Tressel was aware that two of his players had sold memorabilia to the owner of a tattoo parlor more than eight months before Ohio State authorities were informed of the improper transactions.

In an interview for the CBS News/Sports Illustrated investigation into the criminal records of college football players, Tressel told Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian his school does not conduct background checks on incoming players.

"We really don't go into anything outside the school system," Tressel told Keteyian, "and hopefully through the school system, we can find out what we need."

More on Tressel's suspension from CBSSports.com...