By Marcus HartmanBuckeyeSports.com
Ohio State emerged largely victorious in a lawsuit it faced from ESPN regarding public records requests.
In a unanimous decision Tuesday after nearly a year of legal wrangling, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the university had acted correctly in most cases of shielding records the broadcast giant requested last year in the wake of the extra benefits scandal that rocked the Buckeye football program and led to the end of Jim Tressels tenure as head coach.
In April 2011, ESPN asked for all correspondence to and from Tressel, director of athletics Gene Smith, University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee and compliance director Doug Archie that includes the keyword Sarniak during a period of March 15, 2007 to the present.
When that request and several others were denied, ESPN filed a lawsuit July 11.
Ted Sarniak is a businessman in Jeannette, Pa., who has mentored former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, one of the players involved in the NCAA scandal. Tre...