MIAMI -- Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder says college players should be able to sell their game jerseys -- something he "hypothetically" did when he played for the Florida Gators.
|A third-round pick out of Florida in 2005, Dolphins LB Channing Crowder played under coach Ron Zook in 2003-04. (Getty Images)|
"I'll say hypothetically I don't have any more of my Florida jerseys," Crowder said Sunday. "There were some Jacksonville businessmen that really hypothetically liked my play."
Crowder expressed support for quarterback Terrelle Pryor in connection with the scandal at Ohio State.
Pryor left the program and coach Jim Tressel resigned amid an NCAA investigation into players' trading of signed equipment, championship rings and other memorabilia to a tattoo-shop owner for cash and discounted tattoos.
"I'll know why Tressel got in trouble -- he was lying," Crowder told listeners. "But Pryor can't sell his stuff? It's his."
The University of Florida declined comment. Crowder's agent, Joel Segal, didn't return calls seeking comment.
Drafted by the Dolphins in the third round at No. 70 in 2005, Crowder is the son of Penn State All-American defensive lineman Randy Crowder, who played NFL ball for the Dolphins and Buccaneers from 1974-80.
Channing Crowder played at Florida under Ron Zook from 2003-04, serving as team captain in his sophomore season.
Playing in 11 games in 2003, the Atlanta, Ga., product started nine, the most by a freshman linebacker in school history. Crowder went on to lead the nation in tackles by a freshman that season, despite missing two games to knee surgery.