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Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:09 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Former Ohio State star and current Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is scheduled to miss the first five games of the 2011 season due to a suspension from the NFL. That suspension stemmed from Pryor's decision to leave college with a five-game suspension waiting for him in Columbus.

Pryor's camp went back and forth on whether or not they would appeal the suspension, and while it appeared they might bail on appealing, Pryor ultimately alerted the NFL and NFLPA he would appeal the suspension, following the Colts hiring of former OSU coach Jim Tressel.

The next step is formally asking the NFPA to join the appeal which, according to the NFL Network's Albert Breer, Pryor did on Friday. It's believed that the NFLPA could file the appeal as early as Monday.

As you'll recall, the NFLPA hasn't been exactly thrilled at the news of Pryor's suspension, because it represents a dangerous precedent in terms of future control for the NFL over players leaving college early.

Which precisely why there shouldn't have ever been a question about Pryor appealing. This isn't exactly the sort of situation where the players want to just lay down and let the league have its way, setting a precedent for suspending players for actions that were committed while they weren't even in the league.

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Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:13 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

This is sickening.  For a few short weeks, I actually repected Tyrell Pryor.  9 months ago, he and his buddies SIGNED A DOCUMENT that stated he WOULD BE BACK AND SERVE HIS SUSPENSION.  When it was reported that he was going to man up and take the suspension anyway, I thought he was finally accepting responsibility, and would become a better human for it.  I was wrong, he is still the entitled little brat that played the media out of high school.

I think the NFL needs to lay down the law and let these people know that you can't get in trouble in college and get out of it by fleeing to the NFL.  There is nothing wrong with the suspension, and I wonder why everyone is so upset?  Maybe he should have to pay back all that he has gotten from OSU (scholarship money)  that would be fair.  Make him buy his way out of the trouble he put himself into or serve the time, its simple. 

If your objective is to continue sissifying the world, then let the little boy have his way after all he is just a little boy.

Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:50 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Funny. How was the neo-Confederate rally last night?

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:13 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

What a stooge! I can just hear him on his cell with his boys saying, "YoYo ah gots uh pimp-tight lawyer what 'chew trippin foo' !!

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:01 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

You don't have to be a "thug" to take money & gifts from boosters.
He's not a thug just a greedy college kid that's all.
You go ahead and think there's some sort of "Raider Mystique" when all it actually is is the rest of the league laughing at your living in the past and record futility.

Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:35 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

He is allowed to play in a bowl game based on his promise that he will come back to OU and serve his suspension.  He reneges on his side of the deal and leaves school.  He makes a deal with the NFL that he will not appeal his suspension if he's allowed into the supplemental draft.  He reneges on that deal also. 

Terrelle Pryor thinks that he is begger than the game.  I for one will shed nary a tear when I see him carted off the field with a knee shaped like a pretzel. 

Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:21 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

What a lying punk. I see Terrelle Pryor's word means nothing.

He was lucky to only get 5 games as he should never have been allowed into the supplemental draft in the first place. He should be thanking Roger Goodell for letting him play at all this season.

With any luck, he will be out of the league in two seasons.

Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:06 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

he is not the starting QB so whatz the difference.............
and quit hating so what if he is a thug........thats RAIDER FOOTBALL

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:52 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Remember as well that Tressel suspended him for the first 3, 4, or 5 games of this season at OSU so he could play in the bowl game the prior season and Pryor had to promise to come back to school and serve the suspension. 

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:11 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Wh ocares, he is not worth the press

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:02 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

What he deserves and what is appropriate for the NFL to enforce are 2 different things. Because he went to the NFL to skirt NCAA penalty, he probably deserves some punishment.

But if the NFL and the NCAA are truly separate entities, it sounds like the punishment may be illegal. I think Goodell is flirting with charges of collusion with the NCAA. I think there is a clear argument to be made.

We also have to be clear about something, I think Goodell is teetering on breaking the law. Remember, Pryor broke NCAA rules, not the law. So those comparing him to businesses doing background checks and excluding law breakers from their organization aren't making a good comparison. Goodell however may be breaking the law, because its illegal for 2 separate entities to set the terms of the free market.

Goodell is clearly trying to make a statement to players eligible to play in the NFL and the team owners that would take them. He will enforce the penalties of a different league, thereby limiting the open market for players and owners in the NFL. If Al's lawyers didn't think he had a case they wouldn't have appealed. <!-- / message --><!-- sig -->

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