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NCAA Enforcement Fallout: Ohio Supreme Court Board Proposes Suspension of Lawyer Who Provided Tip to Tressel

The Washington Post published an Associated Press-authored article on February 14, 2012, reporting the attorney who emailed tips about Ohio State University student-athletes trading memorabilia for tattoos to former head football coach Jim Tressel (which launched an NCAA enforcement investigation) faces sanctions. The Ohio Supreme Court’s Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, recommended attorney Christopher Cicero lose his law license for six months and pay $2,800 in court costs. The board’s ruling is forwarded to the Supreme Court, which can accept, reject or change the recommendation. The article explained the Court, when reviewing the board’s recommendation, will consider “whether Cicero violated professional rules of conduct that prohibit revealing information from meetings with a client or a prospective client.

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About Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, civil litigation, estate planning and compliance services.

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