Ohio State's Jim Tressel will sit out as many games as his players.

With the NCAA ruling that five Buckeye football players took improper benefits and suspending them for the first five games of the 2011 season, Tressel will now take the same punishment.

Tressel added the three games before the NCAA could rule on him.

Star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, along with backup defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, all admitted to selling paraphernalia in 2009.

The NCAA has yet to announce a penalty for Tressel.

It's possible that Ohio State will vacate their wins in the 2010 season since Tressel knew his players were accepting benefits.