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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: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

I hope he goes to Detroit and becomes the starter when Stafford gets hurt next year. 



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:30 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Well it has finally happened, I've finally found a reason to be thankful that Rich Rod went to Michigan instead of staying at WVU.  While he was in Morgantown we were significantly in the running for Terelle Pryor and what a disaster that would have turned into.  Bad decisions only begins to describe this train wreck, and memo to Pryor and his agent of the lowest morals ever being declared ineligible because of poor decision making doesn't constitute extenuating circumstances, but on the bright side he could just stay in school and work on his degree this year.  I' m sure he kept up with his studies, right.




Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Because he had already hired an agent to represent him, he had terminated his eligibility at OSU, prior to OSU coming out with its nonsensical edict of "he can't play this year and cannot have any contact with the program for five years.   What are they going to do if he does have contact, take away his old jersey or game tickets?  He still has not met the criteria for eligibility to be included in any supplemental draft by the NFL should one take place this summer.   Happy trails in the Arena League, Mr. Pryor.





Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Real OSU fans love both TP and JT.  



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:06 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Wouldn't he have been ineligible to return once he hire Rosenhaus as his agent? If that's the case, then he made himself ineligible and the NFL should still keep him out of the supplemental draft



Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

How convenient and what a joke that NOW Pryor is ineligible to play for OSU this year. If that is the case then, why did they have to vacate all their wins from last year since he was supposedly ineligible then too? Let him go ahead and enter the NFL in the supplimental draft - perhaps he can play for somebody and be as good as that last Heisman winner from OSU has done...what was his name...oh yes, Troy Smith.

One of these days all these college "hotshots" are gonna realize that all their "Harry-High School I Can Carry the Entire Team Crap" will not get it in the NFL. I believe that Pryor and Cam Newton will be on the bench ans backups (at least at QB) for many years to come.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

OSU just did him a huge favor,he was fun to watch on the field,too bad he didn't know how to act off the field......he's a great athlete and he'll do well in the NFL.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:08 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

The Ohio State University and supporters should thank T. Pryor for everything he has done to benefit tOSU.  They won a lot of football games and collected a lot of money during his time with the Bucks.  For them to turn their backs during his time of need is disrespectful and disgraceful.    tOSU was heckling Michigan about T. Pryor's choice.  And now he cannot enter the Supplemental Draft?  C'mon guys, the NFL has let thugs, potheads, wife beaters, Lance Rentzel and jailbirds play in its league.  If the NFL won't let Pryor become a draft pick, the Raiders should be permitted to sign him as a free agent.



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

  Pryor didnt get his coach fired. Tressel got himself fired for not doing the right thing a person in his position should have done! Pryor isn't the reason for the extreme back lash. The backlash is from the cover up of an otherwise not so big "mistake". Sure It would have cost him 4 games ....mostly meaningless games. But for the most part Ohio State would have been largely unaffected.

 Ohio State remains a class institution by not holding anything against this young man in allowing him to continue on in the NFL. Hopefully he can do some with it.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Pryor ineligible, gets 5-year campus ban from OSU

Oh geeez  the NFL says oh he might not be allowed in NFl supplemental draft and bang here goes OSU oh by the way we are banning you from the team and for 5 years.  Strange how that occured just so quickly as to allow Pryor to be in the sup. draft.  He will be lucky if someone takes a flyer on him with a 7th.


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