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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: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 2:53 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Well first of OSU was sitting them out  it was the BCS and the NCAA that asked, wanted, and said they were clear to play.



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

danton, only a OSU fan would call it a classy move.  This is a total farce just like OSU is showing the whole world what their athletic progam is a farce. 

You don't reward those who put you on probation.  Nothing classy about rewarding someone who cheats and then tries to lie about it and then when caught says so what.



Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

"so Pryor might feel more welcome somewhere else for the next few years anyway."

Ya, like like in jail or Antartica. He may try to just change his name to Bozo or John Smith or join the traveling circus as a clown or ride tender. Don't think he belongs in the NFL. Criminal U is trying to distant themselves from this bad experience and bad label but its going to take a long time to wash their hads of this debacle (like a century or so).



Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:33 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

It still seems pretty clear to me, he left on his own accord and hired an agent. This shouldn't mean anything to his qualifications for the draft. If I quit my job and then later they say I'm fired....Does it make a difference? Didn't think so!
GO LIONS.....



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

The only unfair advantage that money creates is that of the rich over the poor.  For everyone else...who cares?  Just as long as gambling is kept out of it (which it isn't) then there's absolutely no reason to have these ridiculous rules.  The colleges should already pay these guys as professional athletes if they get ANY TV coverage at all.  Just like the BCS system, the NCAA eligibilty system is broken beyond repair. When your top schools like USC and OSU get hit because of stupid shit that everyone knows is going on everywhere, its time to adjust your policies.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

It's you that should remember Kentucky Football wahoo. As in.. "Remember how Kentucky Football sat out their star QB for a bowl game last season after he broke the rules?" or maybe "Remember how Kentucky did the right thing instead of trying to cheat and do whatever it took just to win a bowl game?" Seems like some programs could learn a thing or two about intregrity from Kentucky Football. And I know you'd probably rather remember those than Kentucky Basketball right? That tournament loss must still sting after all that time at #1, you still try to bash us every time you open your jealous mouth.  Cool




Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

I wonder what the comments would be if I had said.....


"I hope Ray Lewis hits him so hard that his helmet AND head come off."


Sheesh.....someone reminding me that Kentucky football sucks. That's like saying THE Ohio St. University cheats. We know that BOTH of these things are true. Kentucky may not be great in football, but at least they have gone to 5 consecutive bowl games, and they ARE MUCH MUCH MUCH better than they were 10 years ago.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

IF ANY OF YOU READERS, SPORTS FANS OF ANY YOUR TEAMS, COLLEGE OR PROS, HECK, EVEN HIGH SCHOOL, ARE GOING THROUGH ROUGH SPOT JUST REMEMBER TWO THINGS AND YOU WILL BEGIN TO SMILE... "KENTUCKY FOOTBALL" AND Michigan sucks!  Here is hoping NOONE gets injured this year!



Since: Jul 18, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

LOL, even if was a calculated move to make Pryor eligible for the draft so what?  Its a classy move on their part considering the problems he caused them.

Death penalty?  What are you smoking Dude?



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

This is bogus on OSU's part just an attempt to get Pryor into the Supplemental draft.  Did anyone notice this didn't happen until the NFL came out and said he probably isn't eligible because he left on his own?  Did anyone notice OSU waited until after he signed with an agent?  Did anyone notice how OSU is making themselves look like the butt of jokes for years to come? 

This is a disgrace and OSU should once again be investigated by the NCAA and this time, given a very harsh penalty or better yet the death penalty like SMU received.


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