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Former Buckeye, current Cardinal defends Tressel

Jim Tressel, seemingly under fire from every direction, has at least one supporter in one of his former players.

Beanie Wells, now a running back for the Cardinals, has been outspoken in his defense for the former Ohio State coach.

As Beanie explained on ESPN Tuesday, Tressel was just being a father protecting his kids.

He wasn’t thinking about his legacy. He wasn’t thinking about how much money he made or about winning games. He was thinking about protecting those kids and their future. I personally think he did a great thing.

A great thing? Beanie’s seemingly poor usage of the word notwithstanding, it’s hard to see how something that got players suspended and Tressel fired to resign is actually great.