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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: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:21 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

BS!!!  Anyone remember Maurice Clarrett?  Jim Tressel has a long history of coming off clean.  You people are pointing the wrong finger at the wrong person.  Tressel is the monster.

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:20 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

This Pryor cat just can't seem to tell the truth.  He keeps saying he's going to do something until he gets his way then poof he changes his mind.  This is a guy you want running an nfl offense?  From day one with his college signing he's been all about me me me.  Let me stretch signing out until everyone else has signed and all eyes are on me.  Now let me get everything I cna while the getting is good at OSU.  Oh nuts now i'm in trouble so lets bail for the NFL.  I'll just lie about being cool with a suspension so I can get instated in the supp draft.  Ok now i've been picked so screw this suspension thing i'm playing. 

This picture of moral and ethics above is the guy you want leading your team at the qb position?  From day one he's been ALL ABOUT ME.  How is he supposed to lead a winning team to a superbowl?  It will be all about his stats and how much he's making nothing more.  This guy is a waste of God given talent.  Has all the physical tools to be great but the mental tools of a spoiled rotten 8 year old.  Guarenteed unless someone keeps tight control of his money 2 years after he's out of the league this cat will be flat broke.  He's had everything given to him and never had to earn a thing.  He has no clue how to value anything.  What a chump.

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:13 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

What incompetent fool is advising Pryor? His agent rosenhaus? If so, what a clown. Goodell accepts your client on the basis that he serves a suspension, then you turn around and advise him to appeal? That's right, make more fans dislike him before he takes his first NFL snap. Then again, being a raider.... This could have been Al Davis' idea to begin with....

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:11 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

This kid single handly brought down a very good football program by being a no good cheat and money hungry ingrate. he got a good coach and a family man fired from his job and he still stands to make a half a mill this year. He just dont get it! his momma should be ashamed of this kid and grab him sit him over her knee and beat his a$$. I know that sounds silly but he is acting like a spoiled little brat. Come on terrelle I am from Pittsburgh area and I am ashamed he is from around here. Grow up kid shut your mouth sit on the bench and be glad you have a chance to make some good money for a couple of years.I have to bust my a$$ for a good while to make a half a mill. get a clue kid!

Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:58 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

bktabooman, I agree with your response with one exception.  Pryor should have to serve his suspension as it was handed down by the NFL.  He took the easy way out of a situation that he was responsible for.  As a Buckeye fan, I have no problem with the suspensions that were handed down to the members that were involved.  If you play the game, you pay the price.

I do not agree that the NCAA needs to do a better job preparing these young men to PROFESSIONAL football players.  The NCAA is responsible for these young men getting their education first, THEN football players.  I am not naive to believe that NCAA football is not a business and that "student"-athletes usually lack the "student" part.  Colleges make a ton of money off of these kids and most people believe that these players should be paid for their effort.  They are being paid.  A FOUR-YEAR FREE RIDE is their salary.  If they took advantage of the opportunity in front of them and earned their degrees, they would have a great start on the rest of their lives.  Most of them are only worried about how to get to the next level and don't focus on their education.

As for his agent, I agree that he is the worst in the business.  He gives agents a bad name in the business.

Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:30 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

For those saying the NFL shouldn't have any say over things that happend in college, you're dead wrong.  The NCAA and NFL are business partners, tacitly or openly.  The NCAA needs to do a better job at preparing young men to be PROFESSIONAL football players, both on and off the field. 

Prior, the entitled twerp is trying to skirt the system.  First he says he'll take his punishment from the NCAA like a man, then dodges that.  Then he says hel'll take is punishment from the NFL like a man, and is now trying to dodge that.

Top it off with the fact that he's represented by the #1 dirtbag agent in Drew Rosenhaus.....Go Figure....Birds of a feather.

Since: Sep 9, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:53 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

There is nothing to like about Pryor, talent or character wise, but lets be real here.  The NFL has no business digging into NCAA affairs.  The NCAA is already a backwards working political machine with too many Universitys afraid to stand up against.  The punishment of Pryor and nonpunishment of Tressel is wrong.  Also be clear about who the real scumbag is in all this... that would be Tressel.

Since: Jul 29, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:50 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Your a thug and not surprising the Raiders picked you...! Be happy your have a job you cheater and stop creating waves in the NFL before you even tyake one snap! Sounds like your entourage is already as dumb as you! Anyone of those boneheads should be telling you to take the 5 game (wow) suspension and be humble that you will be living your football career dream by week 6!!!

Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:26 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

THIS is the exact reason that Gooddell should have not granted him entrance into the supplemental draft because he's a damn ingrate who is NOT sorry for what happened at OSU.
The only thing he may be sorry about is that he and the other players were caught.
He should have been made to not be allowed in the supplemental draft, let him sit at home for a year or if he goes to the UFL or Canada would it REALLY hurt the NFL at all? I say NO!
He was planning on appealing this suspension all along, this whole business about his camp bandying back and forth whether to appeal or not to appeal is just BS, he wanted to get signed, get the money into his bank account, get practicing with a team THEN pick a date to announce he was going to appeal.
The sad part of this whole thing is what exactly IS he appealing? He has NO chance of starting at all or even getting in on mop up duty provided that is that the Raiders are winning a game that decisively that mop up duty would be called for.
If anything he gets paid, has 5 weeks to practice but on game day must watch from the coaches box instead of doing so from the sideline - THAT is what he is appealing!
He's a typical, spoiled athlete and the kind that turns me off of sports, he's been pampered and had so much handed to him including an education at a world class university that he squandered, He and other athletes like him sicken me and I hope the commissioner sticks by his guns and makes Pryor sit out the 5 games.
NICE way to ingratiate yourself to the league offices Terelle, gotta wonder how he and his representation think this was a wise plan to do.
Ingrate, nothing but an ingrate and if he doesn't grow up in a hurry his time in the NFL will be as long as Maurice Clarett's!

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:17 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

By the time the appeal is heard, the five weeks will be over.  This will intentionally be scheduled in October.
Al Davis soesn't care, he ain't paying him. He's not going to tell Terrell "yeah, appeal so I can pay you five weeks." Davis finds reason not to pay.
As for the Tressel argument, Pryor got hired, Tressel got got hired, AND Tressels self-imposed suspension is longer.
No wonder this guy can't pass the Wonderlic. He can't think properly.

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