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BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

Posted on: June 7, 2011 5:54 pm
Edited on: June 7, 2011 6:26 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

For the past few weeks, the rumor has been that the NCAA investigation into the Ohio State improper benefits scandal would eventually claim the last season of eligibility of Buckeye star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Thought still not official, those rumors seem dramatically more substantial this afternoon as Pryor's lawyer, Columbus attorney Larry James, has announced his client has elected to end his Ohio State career. As first reported by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Doug Lesmerises:



James read the following statement to the Plain-Dealeron behalf of Pryor:
"In the best interest of my team, I have decided to forego my senior year of football at the Ohio State University" ...
James also spoke about the "emotion" of the decision:
"We've talked about the emotional roller coaster that he is going through," James told the Plain Dealer, "and even if he was cleared 100 percent it was going to be difficult."
The "if" in James's statement and his assertion that Pryor will not "necessarily" face further sanctions will, unfortunately, only fuel the fire that Pryor has come to the decision in the face of potential eligibility issues.

As for what's next for Pryor, James said he "thinks" his client will apply for the NFL's supplemental draft (though the lockout may cancel the event altogether), but left the door open for an unlikely year spent on campus as a student only.

Via the Ohio State blog Eleven Warriors, acting head coach Luke Fickell released the following statement which would seem to support the supplemental draft plan:



OU athletic director Gene Smith added that the department "wish[es Pryor] well in the next phase of his life." No other comment is expected tonight.

Eye on CFB
will have more on this story as it develops throughout this evening.

Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 1:57 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

Spectacular to find on the this blogging site immediately after more, it is often months and months personally. Methods all of this putting forward where as well as patiently lay available for but significant.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:54 am
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Posted on: December 3, 2011 6:05 am
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Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: June 7, 2011 8:46 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

I wonder if the NFL can pay him the same salary as Duhhhohiostateuniversity didUndecided



Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:51 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

An "Emotional Rollar Coaster"? more like a sinking ship and the rats are jumping off.



Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 7:06 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

A great talent, a slightly above average college qb, but a now former Buckeye whose legacy will be nothing more than his arrogance, his lack of character, and the wreckage he left behind. The program got exactly what they bargained for in the lying hypocrite of a coach, and the insufferable, selfish jerk of a qb. I feel bad for the faithful fans and members of the OSU community...I hope the football team can bounce back...but the program got exactly what it deserved.



Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:44 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

I think the ohio non-cheater bobcats are first on the list.....Id worry about them then the last game of the season... besides all the cheaters are leaving and the cheaters that have not left are thinking very hard of a good reason to get out without getting mauled by the fans and press..LOL



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:42 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

WOW.......shocking news....gasp..!!!!....


why am I not surprised. The writing was on the wall when he was suspended for the first 5 games of the year.


good riddance........


gb2



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: June 7, 2011 6:34 pm
 

BREAKING: Pryor done at Ohio State

I see Michigan people are rejoicing which sucks cause Ohio State will still finish ahead of you and you will lose to the Buckeyes again!



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