By Tom Farrey
An audio recording of Jim Tressel's five-hour interview with NCAA investigators before his forced resignation as Ohio State football coach highlights the fear and desperation heard in his voice upon learning in April 2010 that some of his players were involved with a local tattoo parlor owner who was under FBI investigation for drug trafficking.
A text version of the transcript was released by the university in July, but the university has released an edited, audio copy of the Feb. 8 interview in response to a public records request by "Outside the Lines." Names of players and other information is redacted in the audio, consistent with the July transcript.
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