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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: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

pryor is a role model to every kid growing up! look kids, be like tp, grow up with that silver spoon in your mouth, then use the spoon for bigger and better things! (drugs) just how much longer until he's rooming with another buckeye role model, that would be clarettt!!!!!my goodness, how the mighty buckeyes have fallen!!



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Really, pretty insignificant, but just another 'oops' in what seems to be amounting to a fairly serious amount of transgressions at OSU.

Agreed, Tressel doesn't have anything to do with this, just a immature kid being exactly that, but this, with everything else, is likely to put a serious red flag on a draft profile that already has/had other questions about him and his ability to play at the next level. 



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

TOSU have created a "monster" in T.Pryor. Just by his recent actions, my man believes that he "the man" in COLS. Anyone playing for TOSU and has success against Michigan will be treated as a king throughout the entire city as well as the entire state of Ohio......"real talk baby"!



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:36 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

I love how in the video they've been showing on Sportscenter all day of him driving away from the Buckeyes training facility in Columbus, he actually ran a red light right on camera.



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

i hope he took drivers ed this guy is pushing himself further and further in to a hole. what excuses do you OSU people have now? YOU DONT it just dont quit. whats next. if tressel was still around he would have hid this. what a bunch of losers.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:33 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

This punk will never play a down in the nfl...I love it!



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Dont hate the player , hate the game !



Since: May 31, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Terrelle Pryor is a dope. This kid is leading the Ohio State Buckeyes... he may be an athlete but he's got no brains. I'm sure if he decided to play for Michigan instead of OSU he would have dropped out in his freshman year or paid someone to study for him. I pity the NFL team that drafts this kid, if any. He's bad luck and has lots of baggage.



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:08 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

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,

And yet again, please explain to me why this is news !!!  Did you ever stop and think, hmmmm  who really cares ????  I am just going to waste time and space because everybody has jumped off the Cam "all we do is win" Newton bandwagon.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:36 pm
 

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

I hope his license is gone for at least year a now along with any chance he had at pouring millions of dollars down the drain. It's people like him that make getting in an accident all the worst. Somebody hits you and they don't have insurance? Oh, sure, your insurance will cover it, but just wait for that rate hyke because some moron hit you.


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