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Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

Posted on: May 30, 2011 5:54 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2011 5:56 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

The Ohio State football community was rocked early Monday with the news of Jim Tressel's resignation as the head football coach. This may end up being a Memorial Day that Buckeyes fans would rather forget, particularly if star quarterback Terrelle Pryor ends up receiving further punishment for receiving impermissible benefits.

Trouble at OSU

The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday afternoon that the NCAA and Ohio State are conducting an independent investigation of Terrelle Pryor, according to sources close to the situation. The school would not confirm whether Pryor is being investigated, but sources informed the Dispatch that this is the "most significant inquiry to date." Pryor has been questioned by OSU compliance officials before, but after seeing Tressel's tale come to a screeching halt there is plenty of reason for concern in Pryor's case.

Pryor has already been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling or exchanging memorabilia for cash and tattoos, so it is hard to imagine any good ending to further investigation. Since that December suspension, more details have emerged that tie Pryor to different automobiles and signed uniforms.

With all the buzz around Pryor, particularly with rumors of more Ohio State related information to be released in the coming days, it is not unlikely to imagine that Pryor may have played his final game in a Buckeyes uniform.


Comments

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

I admit, it's a sad day to be a Buckeye fan. Tressel's poor judgement cannot be excused, and his resignation was necessary for our program to turn the page.

I will await this SI article before I pass judgement on Pryor: however, are Michigan fans really questioning his playing ability? Pryor owned the Wolverines.

Many Michigan fans have kept it classy, which is much appreciated. I look forward to getting through this: Ohio State will indeed be held responsible here, and rightfully so. Looking forward to the next chapter. 



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:56 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

"Everybody does it" has become the mantra of OSU fans.



Since: Mar 27, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

just to think it wasnt that long ago the pryor was trying to decide between penn state and ohio state.  well at least we know now why he swung his vote away from his home state to take off to a different school.  im not saying penn state is an agel of a school but i sure like the way joe paterno has dealt with his kids and it appears as if the school as been on more of a straight and narrow then any other major school.  ill root for the lions till i die and im glad pryor left to ohio state because he may have gotten more short term from ohio state but in the lobng run penn state would have been his better choice



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

Is anybody surprised? The whole osu program is one big sand castle... Mighty and imposing when looked but along comes a breeze and poof it's gone. Does the program need the death sentence... Yes, yes. Will Ohio survive without football, yes, yes. Get used to it buckeyes, this is how the end begins.



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

Amen to that!  TP chooses OSU and it ends up being JT's undoing.  Pryor is a piece of garbage who bought way too much into his own legend.  And, he's not even that freaking good to begin with.  Had an incredible ceiling, but has not AT ALL reached the levels he was supposed to.  I'd love to hear someone try and argue that point.  

And, Buckeye26 or whatever your name is.....congrats on becoming the 10,000th Buckeye fan to try and rationalize what's happening to your school by saying "it happens everywhere".   Show some class for heavens sake.  Is this how you will discipline your children someday?  "Don't worry...it's okay to lie and break the rules.  Everyone else is doing it so why wouldn't you?"   Unreal.  Newsflash hotshot....this is BAD for your program, and it will continue to get worse.  I've been saying this for weeks, but the worst has yet to come out.  Just watch....



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

SEC wouldn't want a school with such a lying rep. Could a Louisville fan be calling anyone... ANYONE, dirty. That school has a history of thuggery.



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

College football is ALL crooked as crap.  If you look in EVERY program you will find violations, yet the NCAA refuses to do what it MUST do to clean it up - allow the schools to pay the players outright and end all this pretense of amatuer status.  Ohio State and the others deserve the death penalty - no scholarships for either football or basketball for FOUR YEARS - then let them rebuild slowly.

 



Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

And, thanks for choosing OSU over Michigan.  If Pryor had come to Michigan, he could possibly have been the linchpin for Rich Rodriguez' spread offense, and maybe Rodriguez would have been successful at Michigan.  Wait . . . nah!  Don't you just love KARMA?



Since: Oct 16, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

Wow, really? Didn't see this coming! Prior is a goof and belongs at Ohio State. Just hope for OSU to join the SEC so all the dirtbag schools can be in one place.



Since: Jul 18, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Report: Significant NCAA investigation of Pryor

same here as a michigan fan. thanks for taking tressel down w you pryor.



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