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Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:31 pm
Edited on: August 15, 2011 6:19 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The beginning of the 2011 season looms on the horizon, and for a few as-yet-drafted folks, so does the August 17 NFL supplemental draft. One of those folks is Terrelle Pryor, whose status for said draft is still up in the air.

To clear the air, Pryor is reportedly seeking to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell on either Monday or Tuesday and determine exactly where he stands with the NFL. That's according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who also reports that Pryor has apparently "already shown that it was inevitable he was going to get kicked out of Ohio State."

This is important because the NFL's basis for keeping Pryor out currently revolves around his simply leaving school and hiring an agent. PFT also obtained a statement from Pryor's attorney, David Cornwell, in which Pryor's representation sounds confident that he'll end up eligible for the draft.

"We have been in discussions with the Commissioner’s office over the past week to address the NFL's concerns," Cornwell wrote. "I am confident that once the NFL has a full understanding of the facts, Terrelle will be part of Wednesday’s supplemental draft."

The supplemental draft is this Wednesday, which leaves very little time for Pryor to get approved by the NFL and then hold a pro day. Previously it was believed that at least three teams were interested in checking out what the former Buckeye had to offer, but because of Pryor's status, he had to postpone his earlier scheduled pro day.

Even without a pro day, though, someone will, we'd think, take a flier on Pryor anyway, simply based on his talent alone. Especially if it only cost them a sixth-round pick in 2012.

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Comments

Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

Maybe I'm confused about the eligibilty rule.

As of the 1990 season, only players who had graduated or exhausted their college eligibility were made available for the supplemental draft. Since 1993, only players who had planned to attend college but for various reasons could not have been included in the supplemental draft. Pryor has been out of high school for 3 years and was obviously planning on attending college but did not. Attending college is not a prerequisite to play in the NFL, though the most common route.

It seems he would be eligible for the draft, but couldn't a team just sign him like an undrafted free agent anyway?




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 1:08 pm
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

Pryor should just offer Goodell a nice cash bribe.   It worked for the Patriots Robert Craft when he had Goodell destroy the spygate evidence.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:36 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

He does not derserve to be in the draft nor should he be. He thinks he is above rules and if the NFL allows him to be in the draft he will keep thinking he is above the rules. Ohio State did not ban him until he said he wasnt coming back. If Ohio State had not banned him he would not even be considered to be eligible. If he wants to play so bad then let him go to Canada to play.




Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:27 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

The headline says that Pryor is going to meet with Goodall. But the story doesnt say that.  It only says "Pryor is reportedly seeking to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell on either Monday or Tuesday and determine exactly where he stands with the NFL."  No such meeting has been scheduled at this time.  The headline doesnt accurately reflect what the story actually says.  



Since: Jun 24, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 11:04 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

if there is any rule goodell can hang his hat on to keep tp otta the supp draft this week i hope it occurs.

tp should not be rewarded for leaving ohio state in shambles based only on his own greed.

now he thinks he can just freely move on and continue to make more $$$$ without any consequences.

make him wait out a year maybe his agent will support him for the year cuz his autograph is not worth

a euro.

hed probably just catch the next bus to oh canada so the ching ching flow will continue to hit his pockets.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 15, 2011 10:01 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

Greatest Buckeye Ever! Jess Sayin'!!!!



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:56 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

I love the hatred of TP. I don't like Ohio State and everything they get is deserved, but does Terrelle Pryor really deserve to get hammered for the problems of The Ohio State University.


How is he being hammered for the problems of OSU?  This is one of the stupidest statements of this thread.  He is being "hammered" (having to abide by the rules) for his own actions, not for anything that OSU did.

A dumb kid making dumb mistakes is not his fault. Let him play in the NFL, Let Drew represent him.

Don't punish him for being naive and stupid.

Would suspect that a key piece of the argument will be the letter from Ohio State  banning Pryor from all contact with the athletic department for FIVE YEARS.  While that might have just been Ohio State slamming the door after the horse had left the barn, Ohio State has presented it as though they reached this position after a thorough and careful re-examination of all of the issues and now feels that this is the appropriate action. 

He is not being punished.  He is learning that actions have consequences and when you leave a university without good cause, you are not eligible for the supplemental draft into the NFL.  The letter from OSU is nothing.  It should not even be a consideration in this case.  The fact is that when TP left OSU, he was eligible to participate in his senior season after he sat out his 5 game suspension.  When he left, there was nothing preventing him from staying.  If he had waited for the university to have removed him, then he would have been eligible however he didn't and made a stupid decision.  Now he should be an adult and take responsibility for his decision.  Of course, that is an unknown quality in this day and time.



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:43 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

Would suspect that a key piece of the argument will be the letter from Ohio State  banning Pryor from all contact with the athletic department for FIVE YEARS.  While that might have just been Ohio State slamming the door after the horse had left the barn, Ohio State has presented it as though they reached this position after a thorough and careful re-examination of all of the issues and now feels that this is the appropriate action. 




Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:40 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?


This is one time a rule should be immediately changed and done so retroactively to give Pryor a chance to be an NFL player.  This rule might literally be the dumbest rule in the history of sports... no joke people, it's THAT BAD.


Why should the rules be changed just for him?  The rule is in place for good reason and, according to the rule, he should not be eligible.  It's really pretty simple and no rule change is necessary.  He simply made #1,458 in a series of bad decisions.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 15, 2011 9:19 am
 

Pryor to meet with Goodell, confident in status?

A dumb kid making dumb mistakes is not his fault. Let him play in the NFL, Let Drew represent him.

Then whose mistakes were they?  Hmmm?  How about a little personal responsibility here, ukbluefan?  I don't want to dump on Pryor, but he already had a deserved 5 game suspension coming when further allegations surfaced this past Spring.  It was apparent that Pryor had been selling memorabilia for longer than originally thought.  This alone probably would have resulted in additional suspension games.  If there is any truth to the allegation that he was being paid by a photographer to autograph photos and mini-helmets, then Pryor's eligibility could and should be revoked permanently.  As mistakes go, that one is beyond dumb.  Everyone knows that is clearly against the rules.

That said, the way is paved for Pryor.  OSU disassociated itself from Pryor a week or two ago.  This was done for the dual purpose of helping OSU position itself for last week's meeting with the NCAA, and to clear the path for Pryor to go to the NFL.  Armed with OSU's letter, Rosenhaus should be able to make quick work of gaining the NFL's approval. 



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