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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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Comments

Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2011 8:38 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

The only reason he was allowed in the suplemental draft was because he said he wouldn't appeal the suspension. So since he is going back on his word, does the NFL go back and make him inelligible for the suplemental draft? Then the Raoders will have to go after him for whatever money they wasted on him. You just can't take anyone at their word anymore.



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 7:28 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Pryor is a "thug". 



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 5:14 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Just take the suspension and let it go...  no appeal.
  1. Too much has been going on off-season, bargaining, locking out...  let's just play football.
  2. Darn good idea to support college athletics and not provide sanctuary where players screw over college programs and escape to the NFL getting paid to do so.
  3. Tressel was suspended.  Just shaddup and take your medicine.




Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 2:04 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

The NFL has supplemental rules. Pryor wasn't even eligible for the draft, period.
As a Michigan fan I feel no love towards Pryor.  I don't like what he stood for as a punk kid coming out of High School and I don't like what he did as a member of the buckeyes.  However, he was eligible for the draft but chose not to enter it.  It wasn't until the man that made him promise to stay in school was fired that he left for the suplemental draft.  What Pryor did in college should have no bearing on what happens to him in the pros.  Is Reggie Bush punished by the NFL for taking cash at USC?  The list of players that are not punished by the NFL despite findings by the NCAA is quite long.  I might not like him but Pryor deserves to be eligible for every game this season.  



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:03 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

  I can not believe he is going to appeal this.  He should kiss the ground the Raiders walk on just for drafting him.  If the NFL doesn't hold up suspensions from the college level, every idiot who has issues will jump to the nfl to avoid the penalty.  The NFL and NCAA have to keep a good working relationship for this all to work out.  I may not agree with why he was suspended, but he was,  and the NFL can't over look it.  He should be happy for every second he has in the NFL, because I don't belive it to be a long tenure!



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:00 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

BrianJones---

We get it.
Pryor doesn't get it.
The NFL has supplemental rules. Pryor wasn't even eligible for the draft, period.
The NFLPA or whatever collective unit they have had no say in the existing rules of the draft and no comment when Goodell did Pryor a favor. He wasn't starting anyway, and his appeal ain't getting heard until after the five weeks are up.
The situation has never occurred as no one has been arrogant enought to flip the finger at the NCAA after the NCAA let them play for breaking the rules. 
Pryor hasn't said an honest word in the past 10 months.
And you can bet, NO ONE will ever be allowed in the supplemental draft again, because the NFL will rewrite the rule immediately.
All Pryor's doing is screwing over all the other rulebreakers who want to try that same route.
 




Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:54 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Ooops! * Rodgers



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:50 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

They don't have a defense to speak of.
Thank You Sithmaster3. At least you want to comment on football. Wish these CBS Sportswriters could follow your lead.

Rogers looked pretty good though. 



Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:41 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

How 'bout those Packers!
They don't have a defense to speak of.



Since: Sep 10, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:39 am
 

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

I can not understand why this guy is suspended for what occurred in college. Is Czar Roger over doing it just a bitSurprised


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