ESPN Pulls the FOI Trigger Against Ohio State

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And now it gets really interesting…the Cleveland Plain Dealer has the details:

The tattoos for memorabilia scandal that has swept away former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel and ex-star quarterback Terrelle Pryor has now reached the state’s highest court in a public records showdown between OSU and ESPN.

The sports entertainment giant filed a lawsuit Monday with the Ohio Supreme Court claiming the university violated Ohio’s public records laws by failing to make available three different sets of public records sought by ESPN earlier this year. The lawsuit is essentially asking the state’s highest court to force OSU into releasing the records to ESPN.

One set of records involves e-mails, letters and memos from Tressel, OSU President Gordon Gee, OSU director of sports compliance officer Doug Archie and Athletics Director Gene Smith related to Pennsylvania businessman Ted Sarniak that ESPN requested on April 20.

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