Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was suspended two games and fined $250,000 by the school for not being forthcoming about information related to high-profile players selling their memorabilia to a local tattoo parlor owner who was caught up in a federal drug trafficking case.
The penalty could increase if the NCAA finds that Ohio State's actions are not enough.
Here's my proposal.
When coaches are suspended by the school or the NCAA, that coach should not receive the salary he was to receive for those suspended games. Sure, a coach spends many more hours in practice, studying film and drawing up game plans, but we can easily figure out a fair prorated breakdown.
The Major League Baseball season is 162 games, but the per day salary is based on 180 days. So if a player is suspended for a game, his total salary is divided by 180. In the NBA, there are 82 games, but the per day salary is based on 110 days.