COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State has cited privacy laws in declining to provide communications to and from coach Jim Tressel and other administrators regarding the relationship between star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his hometown mentor.
The Associated Press sought through a public records request any emails, notes or other information about the relationship between Jeannette, Pa., businessman Ted Sarniak and Pryor, who has been suspended for the first five games this fall for taking improper benefits from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner.
Ohio State did release other public records, including job evaluations of athletic director Gene Smith and the school's compliance director, Doug Archie. An Ohio State spokesman said there were no written records of Tressel's evaluations the past two years because he met face-to-face with Smith.
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