Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee made the AP Newsbreak Thursday when it was revealed that he felt compelled to joke about Catholics and the SEC during his school’s meeting of the Athletic Counsel. Gee, a man that is no stranger to less than well received remarks, did it again, and with all the panache that his comments on Jim Tressel dismissing him possessed in 2011.
The issue here is not whether his comments are offensive; certainly, the language on the untrustworthy nature of Catholics and the illiteracy of the SEC will not sit well with those respective crowds. Rather, the problem is that Gee keeps taking his shots, stepping into the same mess.
At some point the “oops” and “my bad” moments lose whatever appeal they have to the group and just ring as a testament to Gee just not getting it. He is the president of one of the nation’s largest institutions of higher learning, and certainly, at some point, you’d think there would be some growth of sorts.
Although, saying it in an Ohio…
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