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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.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:17 pm

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

WOW!! People really are sensitive today. If I REALLY wanted to be an insensitive a$$, I would have said...

"I hope he snaps his knee in a pre-season game AFTER his other knee heals from when he snapped it the year before in a pre-season game.".

Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:15 pm

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

"Yes, rules are rules, but they are archaic and need to be changed a bit. I mean seriously how are "free" tatoos an unfair advantage? They aren't, since you and both could go get free tatoos or trade up something we have for them. Don;t go the car route either. The NCAA proved to this point that the cars were legit."

I can't believe some people are still having a hard time understanding this situation. Well, maybe I can. No, the tattoos didn't give Terelle no-Priors an on the field advantage. But neither did Cam Newton's dad asking for (or maybe getting) cash for his son to play at certain schools. That 180-200 thousand didn't help him run faster did it? No. But it did influence where he went to school. And if getting free things they could sell or trade was a factor in a recruit making a decision on where to play, then it's the same thing. And these used car dealers aren't stupid. They know you can't give the QB of the local college team a fat new sports car to cruise around in. People would be all over that. No, you sell their mom a 8000 junker, then when it has to be worked on, because it's a junker, you give the kid a 300Z to drive for a few weeks. Now I don't know about you guys, but I don't think if I took a used car in to a dealer they would do much after like 30 or 40 days without charging an arm and a leg, I mean who takes their car to the dealer to be repaired out of warranty? And then, if you did, would they give you or me a top of the line car to drive around? Why, because we are such a 'valuable customer'? His mom bought the car remember? Not him, what did they think she would be back to buy more after her son wasn't going to school there anymore? And it was a cheap junker, so do you seriously expect people to believe that goes on with everyone in Ohio? I mean why would anyone there buy a nice car at all? Just buy a junker, run it till it breaks down, and then the dealer will give you a newer one to drive around. I'd never buy a nice car if it worked like that. Here's what went down. The Tat 5 got their tats. Tressel found out. I think if he had known then 5 games would be enough, he would have sat them out immediately. And 5 games late last season wouldn't have been that hard to win without them. But, looking at what the NCAA did to Dez Bryant, he might have thought he would lose all 5 for the year. So he didn't report it. Now whether it would have been all year, or just 5 games, having players that shouldn't have been in, even for a one game minor violation, and the coach playing them, is cheating. And if you are going to say OSU won the Sugar Bowl no matter what anyone says now, you'd better be ready to back up some Auburn fans if they have to say they same thing one day. Jess Sayin'. Cool

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:07 pm

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

This article should have read - OSU helps Pryor get into NFL.  OSU is all messed up.  Pryor should show up to campus in 5 years with a 100,000 thank you cards to be handed out during homecoming 2016 in Columbus honoring Pryor and Jim Tressel.

Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:47 am

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Predictions about whether he'll get his Buckeyes tattoo removed or covered up? I vote yes.

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:24 am

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

The timing of this is pretty amazing.  It sure seems like Ohio State has gone out of its way to reward Pryor for his past contributions to the school; or, they just wanted to make sure he does not disclose any negative information about the school.  There was no reason for Ohio State to do anything related to Pryor; none whatsoever.  Why is he banned and not the other four?  There was no need to declare him ineligible as he had already hired an agent.  He had no eligibility left once the agent was hired.  Smith will have to answer for this in time.  My guess is that he will say that because Pryor went back on his word to return, that that is what led to the ban.  Of course, recent history has shown us that a man's word is not a big deal as they were OK with Tressel lying.  I don't know if Pryor lied as much as he changed his mind.  The same cannot be said for the coach and the school was fine with his actions until the pressure got to great.  An explanation will be interesting. 

Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 11:08 am

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

First off, not all UK fans are f-in idiots like UKSMITHFAN. Any true sports fan would not wish harm on any athlete, those who do are merely haters who wish they had the talent to play.

Now, to Pryor. The guy will not see the light of day in the NFL. He is not an NFL quarterback and in my opinion he has a "chance" to be a TE/WR.....possibly. I don't wish harm on the guy but you must admit he is definitely the poster child for idiots who think they can do whatever they want.

And to clarify, KY football is not a powerhouse.....but you do realize we play in the SEC right? Alabama, LSU, Florida, Auburn, South Carolina, Georgia, get the point. If you want to know who the BCS champion will be I can tell you right now....................whoever wins the SEC.

Let the hating begin!

Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:36 am

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

They say what goes around comes around and I think that Mr. Pryor is just starting to see what's coming around. When the NFL rules that he is ineligible for the supplemental draft what is Mr I Can Do What I Want and No One Can Stop Me gonna do? Maybe he can look up Maurice Clarett and they can get their "Goose" on. 

Since: Aug 7, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:32 am

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

If they were going to ban him, why hadn't they already? They didn't find anything new out about him.

Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:44 am

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

sweet jesus, now if the ncaa would just get in line with this and ban the school 5 years from any bowl game and take away some scholarships.  i think then i would see justice out of this whole mess

Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:33 am
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