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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: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:39 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

This clown is a pig

Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:37 am

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

AAUGH!  I feel like Charlie Brown. Enough! This topic has been beaten every which way but silly. It is what it is. Get over it people. Just report on the outcome, would you please. Nobody's right and everybody's wrong. Now .....

How 'bout those Packers!

Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:28 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Typical, he will fit right in as a raider.

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:18 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

You guys dont get it.  The NFL Roger Goodell has a hard on for being focal point of the National Football League.  He has responded correctly in majority of punishments.  However the fines for hits are rediculous and completely counter-intuitive to how the league operates.  Pryor not being a member of the NFLPA had no options.  He was being blackballed simply because Goodell knew/thought he could.  He had to do what every Goodell said to join that "fraternity."  Once in the league he could then get the support of the NFLPA to right a wrong.  Why is Pryor the scapegoat to Tressel's years of violations.  Pryor's skills will find him in the CFL soon enough.  Jim Tressel should be imprisoned.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:57 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Pryor has no value to his word. I hope he fails in the NFL.

Him and his teammates (and coach) agree to sit out 7 games to avoid having to sit out a bowl game. They ALL agree to comeback next year. I understand Tressel leaving. He was going to get fired and every day that he was at Ohio State, Ohio State was getting drug down even more. Ohio State and Tressel had to part. Pryor is faced with adversity and what does he do? JUMP SHIP

Pryor agrees to accept a suspension to be allowed into the NFL fraternity.  Then once he gets in, he changes his stance again. What are they going to do kick him out? Ban him? The answer is simple, there is nothing that he can do.

The NFL has no president on College suspensions. Players leave for the NFL all the time to avoid punishment. Its called the Supplemental draft. Pryor's situation was different. I cant remember how, but it had to do with an unforseen issue coming up. I remember PTI and Around the Horn debating on what that was (if someone knows please chime in.). 

My stance on it is this. Pryor shouldnt have been allowed into the draft. However he was, so there should be NO suspension. The NFL should make rules to govern themselves for events like this in the future. I hope Pryor burns them so that they wont get in this situation again. Its just like anything in life, people will preach what you want to hear until they get what they want. Then when they get it, they dont care about you. I hope you learn you lesson this time. Had Pryor held up his agreements, I would wish him the best. But he has shown that he will not man up and take responsabilitys for anything. So I hope he fails. Go Raiders!!! Go Raiders without him.



Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:55 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Take your punishment and be happy that you're still able to have a career in the NFL you douchebag.

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:42 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

I don't believe his skills will project as a longterm NFL player.  But look at this for what it is and comparitively.  DUI or drug offenses are only 4 game suspensions.  5 games and you didn't even kill a dog or shoot yourself in the leg nor were you a member of the union who allows NFL penalties through the CBA.  If Braylon Edwards and Cedric Benson don't face suspensions for offenses while the union was disbanded why should Pryor receive a harsher penalty for lesser offenses?  Goodell is reaching here because if he wins without a fight he sets a benchmark that you cannot overturn later.  Goodell represent the owners and this is just a small but significant play for additional power by the owners.  That is why the NFLPA should get involved.  It also highlights a major problem for NCAA athletes.  They have no union and no one to support them collectively.

Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:36 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

This is about as predictable as the sun rising tomorrow! How come every one of his pictures look like a mug shot?!?  Surprised

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:31 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

once a bum, always a bum
he better do it now, it won't be long until he shows what for a fraud he is

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:25 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Also make no mistake.  Pryor is not the driving force behind the appeal.  The NFLPA recognizes how significant of a ruling this would be if it were wholly upheld.  This is an NFL first and NFLPA is not about to sit down and take it.  NCAA could careless about its players.  Its a business.  It may be better business for the NFL and NCAA to cooperate with each other but don't think that if either one saw a benefit in beheading the other they would jump at the opportunity.

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