July 1, 2016

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Restaurant chain ends steak named for Jim Tressel

COLUMBUS — A restaurant chain is dropping a steak named for Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, saying tradition requires the meal be named for a current coach.

The suburban Cleveland-based Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse served both a 14-ounce and 18-ounce version of the New York strip steak that carried Tressel’s name.

Restaurant co-founder Rick Hauck told the Columbus Dispatch for a story today that the business loves Tressel but had to make the change because he is no longer Ohio State’s coach.

Tressel resigned under pressure Monday amidst a scandal involving players selling memorabilia or trading them for tattoos.

Hauck said the restaurant is considering renaming the steak after Ohio State basketball coach Thad Matta.