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Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:17 pm
Edited on: June 2, 2011 7:16 am
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

If there was any hope at Ohio State that the heightened media scrutiny on the Buckeyes would relax with Jim Tressel out of the picture, that should be out the window already. USA Today reported this afternoon that Terrelle Pryor, who's already under NCAA investigation for various car-related dealings, actually shouldn't be driving that Nissan 350 Z at right at all, considering that he currently has a suspended license. Here's more:

Pryor's license was suspended last month because he had no proof of insurance when he was stopped by Columbus police for running a stop sign Feb. 17.

"His suspension was related to the Feb. 17, 2011, conviction," said [spokeswoman] Lindsey Wayt Bohrer of Ohio's BMV. "His court date for this was April 2. We didn't receive the paperwork from the court on this until April 14. Then we give the customer 30 days notice before suspending. To lift the suspension, he must show proof of insurance from the Feb. 17, 2011, date. As of now, he has not shown proof of insurance. If he shows proof of insurance, the suspension will be deleted. If he does not show proof of insurance, he will have to pay the reinstatement fee and be suspended through at least Aug. 18."

From what Bohrer explained, even though Pryor failed to show proof of insurance in the middle of February, his license wasn't suspended until May 14, so he's only been driving illegally for fewer than three weeks. Further, he could have the suspension lifted tomorrow if he can prove he's been insured since February. He's a Pennsylvania native living in Ohio, so it's possible that the paperwork is all still out there and he hasn't gotten an opportunity to get it together for the courts yet. Also, there's nothing inherently dangerous about driving with a suspended license, per se; it's not affecting the car's equipment or Pryor's ability to operate it, so the only irresponsibility here is to Pryor himself.

And yet. And yet, and yet, and yet.

This report would seem to further demonstrate that Pryor is of the mindset that he can play by different rules than everybody else. And for the most part, he has been allowed to operate exactly that way during his time in Columbus. Major college football players are pretty much exalted wherever they go, so Pryor's hardly alone, but the man was allowed to drive up to eight different cars (not all at the same time, that's physically impossible) while in Columbus. According to Monday's Sports Illustrated report, he also traded over 20 pieces of equipment for tattoos and, when asked by a tattoo parlor employee where they came from, reportedly told him "I get whatever I want."

At the same time, even if Jim Tressel hadn't yet resigned, this isn't really an issue that should be left at his feet. Pryor's the one deciding to drive on a suspended license, not Tressel, and there's only so much responsibility a coach should take for the everyday decisions of his grownup players. If Terrelle Pryor wants to ball harder than Arthur Bach when he's off the field, that's his choice and the consequences will be his too. 


Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

You people have way too much time on your hands. Seriously. Get a job or maybe a hobby. You could even volunteer at your local food pantry. Just get a life and stop reading so much into things. Everyone is so damn judgemental. It really makes you no better.



Since: May 2, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

doesn't sound like the sharpest tool in the shed - not only driving a new car on the same day tressel
goes out but with a suspended license to top it off 



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

If there was any hope at Ohio State that the heightened media scrutiny on the Buckeyes would relax with Jim Tressel out of the picture, that should be out the window already. The USA Today reported this afternoon that Terrelle Pryor, who's , actually shouldn't be driving at all, . Here's more:
 Terrell Pryor was the worst mistake Tressel ever made. Penn State must be counting their blessings, he didn't go there. He may be the only thing that could have retired Paterno.



Since: Mar 16, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

This just shows how far it goes.  He did not cheat, um yeah right.  He is going to try to get in the NFL supplemental draft just watch.  He will never step foot on campus again.  The sad thing is he is not completely to blame.  He was young and made dumb young decisions.  What he needed was his coach, his mentor, and those in charge of him to instill the values he should have.  I wonder if the car will be repo ed.
 



Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Remember when colege was a place to go to get an education ? Well who need more of an education than Terrelle Pryor? He better hope the NFL lockout last a long time the way he is going



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

We all know where this story will end...he will be on an ESPN 30/30 in a matter of a few years.  This guy is not a pro QB, and he is soooo stupid that he will end up in jail when he does not get into the NFL.  And if you are going to pay players pay real good players not just guys who are all hype.



Since: Dec 24, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:43 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Coaches and school personnel like to look the other way when it comes to student/atheletes and it harms the student/athelete more than anyone else, especially when they do not make it in a pro sport and have no education to fall back on.

You would think that coaches would notice that a player has driven 8 different vehicles to practice (BIG RED FLAG that something is going on).  Sure the head coaches might not see that detail because they are looking at the team as a whole, but positional coaches and assistants work with these students close up and would see this.  Tudors and other non-atheletic department personnel paid by the university would also see it as well.  I do not know about OSU, but at my school, we had to register our vehicle and buy a pass to park a car on campus.  Wouldn't they notice if a student athelete kept registering different cars for parking (that is saying he registered them with the University)?

You would also think that Pryor would be smart enough to ride a bike to practices and team meetings after it was reported that he may have been getting vehicle benifits in violation of the NCAA rules.  He really is a rocket scientist driving that 350Z at least twice since that story broke.

It is sad to see how money corrupts Universities and these students who think they are above the rules.  This has been going on for a long time and Pryor is just one of many to see these types of benifites.  I remember seeing basketball student/atheletes driving fancy cars that I could not afford (I was on a budget but came from an upper middle-class family and could afford a decent car) when I started College 20 years ago.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:37 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Maybe Pryor should pay Gee off and let him leave town?



Since: Apr 25, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:27 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Maybe Gee should consider paying off this doofus to leave town.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

This guy will never play for Ohio State again  or for that matter the NFL, his career is over when it comes to playing football!


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