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James, Nicklaus both weigh in on Tressel departure

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, May 31 2011 1:30 p.m. MDT

MIAMI — LeBron James was preparing to play Game 1 of the NBA finals. Jack Nicklaus was preparing to host this week's Memorial golf tournament.

So on Tuesday morning, what were they doing nearly simultaneously?

Talking about Jim Tressel's resignation from Ohio State, of course.

James is a longtime Buckeyes fan, and Nicklaus played his college golf for Ohio State. On Tuesday, both met with the media before their respective events, and among the very first things each had to discuss was his reaction to Tressel's scandalous departure from the Buckeyes.

James says it's "unfortunate," and Nicklaus notes that even after the cover-up that played a role in Tressel's downfall, he still believes "he's a good man."

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