Jim Tressel will have to wait to help Colts

If the players have to sit at the next level, than so must the coach.

With suspensions being handed down by the NFL to former Ohio State players for their roles in violations that occured in Columbus, head coach Jim Tressel will not help the Colts on gamedays until their seventh game of the season.

The news came on Monday morning in a release from Team President Bill Polian, who on Friday made the decision to make the former Ohio State coach as consultant for replays for the team.

Tressel was the head coach at Ohio State from 2002 till this past spring, when he was found to not be telling the NCAA about potential violations in the program.

In a release from the team, Polian explained the decision as such:

"Over the weekend Coach Tressel, Mr. Irsay, Coach Caldwell and I had a discussion of the issue. In addition, we had a conversation with league officials to apprise them of the details of Coach Tressel’s employment and the issues we were reviewing.

"At Coach Tressel's suggestion, and with Mr. Irsay’s concurrence and support, we have decided to begin Coach Tressel’s employment effective with our seventh regular season game. We have informed the league office of our decision and expect that they will be supportive of it.

"We are very happy Coach Tressel will be joining us."