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              FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, and university President E. Gordon Gee, second from left, listen as athletic director Gene Smith sp

    FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, and university President E. Gordon Gee, second from left, listen as athletic director Gene Smith sp

    Posted: 7/14/2012 9:08:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this March 8, 2011 file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, and university President E. Gordon Gee, second from left, listen as athletic director Gene Smith speaks during a news conference in Columbus, Ohio. As the country absorbs the independent report released Thursday, July 12, 2012, on the Penn State sex abuse scandal, some see it as more than an indictment of one school. They see it as underscoring how major-college sports, football in particular, have run amok. When Gee heard Tressel concede he had reason to believe several star players were taking money and free tattoos from a suspected drug dealer and yet he had told no one, Gee was asked if he had considered firing Tressel. "Let me just be very clear," Gee said with a grin, "I'm just hopeful the coach doesn't dismiss me." The joke fell flat, but echoed around the country. It confirmed what many already believed about the balance of power in college sports today: some football teams run universities, not the other way around. (AP Photo/Terry Gilliam, File)
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              FILE - In this July 12, 2007, file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, talks with new incoming Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee after Gee spoke at the unive

    FILE - In this July 12, 2007, file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, talks with new incoming Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee after Gee spoke at the unive

    Posted: 7/14/2012 9:08:22 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 12, 2007, file photo, Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, left, talks with new incoming Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee after Gee spoke at the university Longenberger Alumni House, where trustees announced his return to the OSU presidency in Columbus, Ohio. As the country absorbs the independent report released Thursday, July 12, 2012, on the Penn State sex abuse scandal, some see it as more than an indictment of one school. They see it as underscoring how major-college sports, football in particular, have run amok. When Gee heard Tressel concede he had reason to believe several star players were taking money and free tattoos from a suspected drug dealer and yet he had told no one, Gee was asked if he had considered firing Tressel. "Let me just be very clear," Gee said with a grin, "I'm just hopeful the coach doesn't dismiss me." The joke fell flat, but echoed around the country. It confirmed what many already believed about the balance of power in college sports today: some football teams run universities, not the other way around. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Doral Chenoweth III, File)
  •  - Gang tattoos are seen on the head of a gang member during a mass at the prison of Izalco, about 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador

    Gang tattoos are seen on the head of a gang member during a mass at the prison of Izalco, about 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador

    Posted: 6/20/2012 12:35:14 AM EST
    Gang tattoos are seen on the head of a gang member during a mass at the prison of Izalco, about 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador June 19, 2012. Last Saturday marked the 100th day of an unprecedented truce between two violent Salvadoran gangs to reduce the high rate of homicides in the Central American country, which has begun to yield the expected results, said the Catholic church. The leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and their rival 18 decided last March to end the fighting and killing among them to reduce the alarming murder rates in the impoverished country. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez (EL SALVADOR
  •  - A woman shows the tattoos on her legs for a photograph during the first National Tattoo contest in Panama City

    A woman shows the tattoos on her legs for a photograph during the first National Tattoo contest in Panama City

    Posted: 6/16/2012 10:36:30 PM EST
    A woman shows the tattoos on her legs for a photograph during the first National Tattoo contest in Panama City June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso (PANAMA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 5/28/2012 9:05:46 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Marine Cpl. Larry Bailey II, of Zion, Ill., shows the tattoos on his arm at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. After tripping a rooftop bomb in Afghanistan in June 2011, the 26-year-old Marine remembers flying into the air, then fellow troops attending to him. Bailey, who ended up a triple amputee, expects to get a hand transplant this summer. A staggering 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for disabilities they say are service-related - more than double the 21 percent who filed such claims after some previous wars, according to top government officials. The new veterans have different types of injuries than previous veterans did, in part because improvised bombs have been the main weapon and because body armor and improved battlefield care allowed many of them to survive wounds that in past wars proved fatal. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  •  - A detailed view shows the tattoos on musician Benji Madden's hands as he arrives at BMI's 60th annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills

    A detailed view shows the tattoos on musician Benji Madden's hands as he arrives at BMI's 60th annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills

    Posted: 5/16/2012 1:00:56 AM EST
    A detailed view shows the tattoos on musician Benji Madden's hands as he arrives at BMI's 60th annual Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California May 15, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - LAPD Acting Senior Lead Officer Stoecklein examines gang tattoos at the LAPD's newest Olympic Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles

    LAPD Acting Senior Lead Officer Stoecklein examines gang tattoos at the LAPD's newest Olympic Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:13:20 AM EST
    LAPD Acting Senior Lead Officer Heidi Stoecklein examines gang tattoos at the LAPD's newest Olympic Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 2012. Since LAPD Olympic Station opened in January 2009 covering 6.2 square miles of Koreatown, the area has seen a significant drop in crimes. This April 29 will mark the 20th anniversary of the riots following the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police officers in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King, which resulted in 53 deaths and an estimated $1 billion in damage. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - LAPD Acting Senior Lead Officer Stoecklein examines gang tattoos at the LAPD's newest Olympic Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles

    LAPD Acting Senior Lead Officer Stoecklein examines gang tattoos at the LAPD's newest Olympic Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:10:40 AM EST
    LAPD Acting Senior Lead Officer Heidi Stoecklein examines gang tattoos at the LAPD's newest Olympic Station in Koreatown, Los Angeles, California, April 25, 2012. Since LAPD Olympic Station opened in January 2009 covering 6.2 square miles of Koreatown, the area has seen a significant drop in crimes. This April 29 will mark the 20th anniversary of the riots following the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police officers in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King, which resulted in 53 deaths and an estimated $1 billion in damage. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ANNIVERSARY CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - LAPD Officer Romero looks for gang tattoos on a man who was drinking alcohol in the street in south Los Angeles

    LAPD Officer Romero looks for gang tattoos on a man who was drinking alcohol in the street in south Los Angeles

    Posted: 4/26/2012 3:11:52 AM EST
    LAPD Officer Romero (L) looks for gang tattoos on a man who was drinking alcohol in the street in south Los Angeles, California, April 25, 2012. This April 29 will mark the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles Riots following the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King. The 77th division of south Los Angeles, where the riots began, is an 11.2 square mile area. It has seen a drop from 162 homicides 20 years ago, to 16 so far this year. There are around 34 gangs operating in the division. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY)
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    Posted: 4/23/2012 1:41:03 PM EST
    In this April 17, 2012 photo, Real Madrid soccer fan Abel Carrasco, left, and Barcelona soccer fan Osvaldo Gonzalez show their tattoos in Havana, Cuba. Jerseys of the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars are en vogue in Havana, seemingly as common as guayaberas, and their rivalry is captivating this island where baseball has long been king. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
  •  - Derek Chambers of Belfast shows off tattoos of Titanic's crew while onboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the mid-Atlantic Ocean

    Derek Chambers of Belfast shows off tattoos of Titanic's crew while onboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the mid-Atlantic Ocean

    Posted: 4/12/2012 5:32:00 PM EST
    Derek Chambers of Belfast, posing next to his wife Lynn, shows off tattoos of the Titanic's crew while onboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise in the mid-Atlantic Ocean April 12, 2012. The cruise is retracing the voyage from Southampton of the ill-fated Titanic liner, which hit an iceberg and sank 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. REUTERS/Chris Helgren (ANNIVERSARY TRAVEL)
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    Posted: 4/9/2012 5:55:47 PM EST
    In this March 8, 2012 photo, a police officer inspects tattoos on a Mara Salvatrucha gang member Jose Alexander Carranza after his arrest in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. A wave of violence has made Honduras among the most dangerous places on Earth, with a homicide rate roughly 20 times that of the U.S. rate, according to a 2011 United Nations report. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
  •  - Retired army officer Ricardo and his son Ricardo display tattoos of Castro and 'Che' Guevara at Playa Larga

    Retired army officer Ricardo and his son Ricardo display tattoos of Castro and 'Che' Guevara at Playa Larga

    Posted: 4/2/2012 4:15:55 PM EST
    Retired army officer Ricardo, 50, (L) and his son Ricardo, 25, display tattoos of Fidel Castro (L) and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on their arms at Playa Larga near Playa Giron in the province of Matanzas April 1, 2012. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Retired army officer Ricardo and his son Ricardo pose displaying tattoos of Castro and 'Che' Guevara (R) at Playa Larga

    Retired army officer Ricardo and his son Ricardo pose displaying tattoos of Castro and 'Che' Guevara (R) at Playa Larga

    Posted: 4/2/2012 4:13:46 PM EST
    Retired army officer Ricardo, 50, (L) and his son Ricardo, 25, pose for a picture displaying tattoos of Fidel Castro (L) and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on their arms at Playa Larga near Playa Giron in the province of Matanzas April 1, 2012. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Retired army officer Ricardo and his son Ricardo pose displaying tattoos of Castro and 'Che' Guevara (R) at Playa Larga

    Retired army officer Ricardo and his son Ricardo pose displaying tattoos of Castro and 'Che' Guevara (R) at Playa Larga

    Posted: 4/2/2012 4:09:32 PM EST
    Retired army officer Ricardo, 50, (L) and his son Ricardo, 25, pose for a picture displaying tattoos of Fidel Castro (L) and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara on their arms at Playa Larga near Playa Giron in the province of Matanzas April 1, 2012. Picture taken April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Silva (CUBA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY MILITARY)
  •  - Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal carries his canoe before practice session in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal carries his canoe before practice session in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Posted: 3/22/2012 5:02:54 AM EST
    Mexican sprint canoeist Everardo Cristobal (L) carries his canoe before a practice session at a canoeing training center in Cuemanco, on the outskirts of Mexico City February 24, 2012. Cristobal's Olympic dreams almost shattered at the Beijing Games four years ago when the 2006 world champion failed to reach the final in any of the three events he entered. It was his twin faiths in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Holy Death Mexican cult, whose tattoos he bears on his arms, that helped push him back into preparations for another shot at a gold medal at the London Games. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT CANOEING OLYMPICS)
  •  - Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal listens to trainer Simionov during practice session in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal listens to trainer Simionov during practice session in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Posted: 3/22/2012 4:58:03 AM EST
    Mexican sprint canoeist Everardo Cristobal (L) listens to his Romanian trainer Gheorghe Simionov during a practice session at a canoeing training center in Cuemanco, on the outskirts of Mexico City February 24, 2012. Cristobal's Olympic dreams almost shattered at the Beijing Games four years ago when the 2006 world champion failed to reach the final in any of the three events he entered. It was his twin faiths in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Holy Death Mexican cult, whose tattoos he bears on his arms, that helped push him back into preparations for another shot at a gold medal at the London Games. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT CANOEING OLYMPICS)
  •  - Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal exercises during practice session at canoeing training center in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal exercises during practice session at canoeing training center in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Posted: 3/22/2012 4:55:02 AM EST
    Mexican sprint canoeist Everardo Cristobal exercises during a practice session at a canoeing training center in Cuemanco, on the outskirts of Mexico City February 24, 2012. Cristobal's Olympic dreams almost shattered at the Beijing Games four years ago when the 2006 world champion failed to reach the final in any of the three events he entered. It was his twin faiths in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Holy Death Mexican cult, whose tattoos he bears on his arms, that helped push him back into preparations for another shot at a gold medal at the London Games. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT CANOEING OLYMPICS)
  •  - Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal holds paddle after practice session at canoeing training center in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal holds paddle after practice session at canoeing training center in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Posted: 3/22/2012 4:49:45 AM EST
    Mexican sprint canoeist Everardo Cristobal holds a paddle after a practice session at a canoeing training center in Cuemanco, on the outskirts of Mexico City February 24, 2012. Cristobal's Olympic dreams almost shattered at the Beijing Games four years ago when the 2006 world champion failed to reach the final in any of the three events he entered. It was his twin faiths in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Holy Death Mexican cult, whose tattoos he bears on his arms, that helped push him back into preparations for another shot at a gold medal at the London Games. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT CANOEING OLYMPICS)
  •  - Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal takes part in practice session at canoeing training center in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Mexican sprint canoeist Cristobal takes part in practice session at canoeing training center in Cuemanco, outskirts of Mexico City

    Posted: 3/22/2012 4:47:16 AM EST
    Mexican sprint canoeist Everardo Cristobal takes part in a practice session at a canoeing training center in Cuemanco, on the outskirts of Mexico City February 24, 2012. Cristobal's Olympic dreams almost shattered at the Beijing Games four years ago when the 2006 world champion failed to reach the final in any of the three events he entered. It was his twin faiths in the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Holy Death Mexican cult, whose tattoos he bears on his arms, that helped push him back into preparations for another shot at a gold medal at the London Games. Picture taken February 24, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: SPORT CANOEING OLYMPICS)