When former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was under attack in 2010 for potential NCAA violations he was vehemently defended, at least at first, by his school president.
"I'm just hopeful the coach doesn't dismiss me," Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee quipped at a press conference.
Maybe now we know why. Without Ohio State, how would Gee pay for his bow ties?
While Tressel's ultimate firing led to major sanctions, including a bowl ban this season, Gee is getting along just fine.
Since returning to the school in 2007, Gee has enjoyed a lavish lifestyle and logged more than $7.7 million in expenses.
The Dayton Daily News took a detailed look into Gee's finances and came up with a few gems.
"Since 2007," the paper reported, "Ohio State has spent more than $64,000 on bow ties, bow tie cookies and O-H and bow tie pins for Gee and others to distribute."