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Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:26 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

Any lingering uncertainty there may have been to Terrelle Pryor's status with Ohio State -- and there was some, as far as the NFL was concerned -- has been put to rest, as Ohio State has dropped the hammer on its former quarterback.

Here's the latest news on Pryor from the Ohio State RapidReports feed:

The QB's attorney, Larry James, received a letter from AD Gene Smith on Tuesday stating Pryor would have been ineligible for the 2011 season and that he’s barred from having any contact with the program for five years.

This is good news for Pryor (seriously!). As of yesterday, Pryor still technically had eligibility remaining with Ohio State, and his situation didn't fit the NFL's definition of the "extenuating circumstances" that would allow a player to be taken in the supplemental draft. That, clearly, has changed now.

Of course, the down side is the punishment itself; Pryor is now a pariah of sorts, and being disallowed from contact with his old program for five years pretty much stinks for him. At the same time, there's still a lingering, often nasty resentment among Buckeye fans of Pryor for his role in Jim Tressel's departure, so Pryor might feel more welcome somewhere else for the next few years anyway.

 

Comments

Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Hey chill, Like your comments!  I used those same words YEARS ago but instead of using OSU, I used Miami.  Try reading it my way, just say Maimi, __________________ (players name),  and _____________ (agent name)      
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Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

And really, what did Terrel Pryor do.  He is a 21 year old kid for Christ sakes.
He made the university 64 million dollars last year and got paid with a second rate education and a meal plan?

I am a lifelong Buckeye fan.  This whole episode will go down as a giant slave operation.
Pitting the hopes and dreams of high school student athletes, against the money that the University receives.

Does anyone care that Tyrell Pryor is the winningest Quarterback in Ohio State history.

Does it matter that his likeness is being used by EA sports in the 2011 NCAA video game without compensation.

Do all you knuckleheads see the work and dedication of the student athletes, and what do they receive?

Manhattan was sold for 24 dollars in trinkets to the native americans. 

Quarterbacks and players get 4 years, a jersey some rings and a swift kick out the door.

FIRE GENE SMITH



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Gomexican! Just remember that Kentucky Football brings smiles to thousands of people each week.  Talk about needing lessons in intregrity, you should have the football coach speak with the basketball "program killer" coach.  No complaints here about the loss to Kentucky in tournament, better team won that night. 



Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

With the spelling and grammar you display it is easy to see why people spend all that money on a michigan education.



Since: Sep 24, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

why does Ohio State keep helping this kid? This helped him get into the draft....let him rot....can't stand this guy



Because if they dont, he could start talking and the walls could come tumbling down!!!!!! Makes you also wonder why they did not make Tressell pay the fine and then turned around and let him retire gave him $50K. 



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Another handout to this kid under the guise that OSU is strict institution of high moral character. They are doing this so he can get drafted, make themselves look good and further attempt to appease the NCAA. Another transparent move. Pryor doesn't give a damn about OSU or being "banned" from the school. He felt no obligation to the school before, and is certainly not worried about it now. The only thing that's sadder than all of this, to me, is that they are going to get a slap on the wrist in Aug. Total farce



Since: Oct 3, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

why does Ohio State keep helping this kid? This helped him get into the draft....let him rot....can't stand this guy



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Terelle Pryor, Maurice Clarett, Art Schlichter....where does Ohio State find these bad characters?



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

As an OSU fan The only think I will defend is that OSU was going to bench the players till and go back and look and read The BCS asked OSU to allow them to play and it was the BCS's pushing and the NCAA say it was ok.  All the violations such as cars, selling stuff for tats, and possible drug deals were known at that time, only think not known was the cover up.  Whats is funny is you all think OSU players are the only ones in the nation that sell their stuff.



ohiochris,

you are offbase with how it went down.  tressel met with Big Ten and Sugar Bowl people and told them HIMSELF, he had no knowledge of any of this prior to it coming out in December.  THAT is why the NCAA allowed the players to play.  Of course the Sugar Bowl wanted both teams at full strength, but it was OSU and Tressel who vehemently defended the players to the point of making them guarantee to return to school the following year, as long as they could play in the game.




Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

As an OSU fan The only think I will defend is that OSU was going to bench the players till and go back and look and read The BCS asked OSU to allow them to play and it was the BCS's pushing and the NCAA say it was ok.  All the violations such as cars, selling stuff for tats, and possible drug deals were known at that time, only think not known was the cover up.  Whats is funny is you all think OSU players are the only ones in the nation that sell their stuff.


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