Tressel joins local television station

Published 2:06 am Thursday, October 4, 2012

CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel has joined a local TV station as a special contributor.

Tressel, who was forced out as the Buckeyes coach after 10 years at the school by a cash-for-tattoos scandal involving players, will do a weekly report for WKYC-TV. “A Moment With Jim Tressel,” will air each Wednesday during the station’s 7 p.m. newscast. Tressel currently works as a vice president of strategic engagement at the University of Akron, where he began his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant in 1975.

The school created the position for Tressel.

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WKYC general manager Brooke Spectorsky said Tressel’s motivational speeches and best-selling books will serve as the basis for his “Moment” segments.

The 59-year-old Tressel has not said if he wants to coach again.