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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 10, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:16 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Take your medicine like a man, Pryor! On second thought, getting drafted by the Raiders and having to play for A.D. is probably punishment enough.

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 8:13 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Wow, the prior not pryor comments are so dumb...  Al Davis doesnt have a QB?  You watch Campbell finish in the top 10 this year.  Take is punishment?  What did he do to get in trouble in the NFL?  exactly.  What about Harrison? is he punished for anything?  Ray Lewis is involved with someone getting murdered and is he punished?  it's just so funny how people jump on the ANTI Raiders/ Al Davis band wagon.  Whatever!  Lets go Silver and Black, shut all these people up.  As far as Pryor... He won't play anyways it's just principle of being punished in the NFL for something done in College.  Cheating?  How stupid are you people, he got in trouble for taking money... Which player hasn't?  they all do, it's just who gets caught.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:56 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

The 5 game suspension was part of the deal to make him eligible for the conditional draft. The league should void his contract, give the raiders their pick back, and let Pryor enter the draft next year. If the Pryor camp wants to appeal, let them; just tie it up in court the next 4 months and then settle. This way, if al Davis is behind this, he will lose Pryor for the year but, by settling, the NFL would reinstate the contract and Davis would have to pay him for the full season.

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:42 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

Why would you expect him to be a man of his word whether the 5 game suspension was right or not?

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:30 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

What do you want to bet that Al Davis is behind this? Considering he doesn't have a QB worth anything he may as well see what this kid has, right? Good Cryor, I mean Pryor. What a joke you are. JaMarcus Russell all over again!

Since: Mar 28, 2011
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:17 pm

Terrelle Pryor asks NFLPA to join his appeal

The NFLPA doesn't exist. It's a trade association as of now. Cheatrell Pryor doesn't get to appeal. He needs to take his punishment like a man and get over it.

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