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Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Posted on: January 2, 2011 11:19 am
Full disclosure: I want to believe in Ohio State. I live in Ohio, my two kids will attend college most likely in Ohio, and my goal is that they attend Ohio State.

So this question is not coming from a Buckeyes basher when I ask the following:

How stupid does Terrelle Pryor think we are?

The memorabilia he sold, against NCAA rules, basically got a free pass from me. Seriously, check out my reaction to the story that Pryor and four teammates would be suspended next season, but be allowed to play Tuesday night in the Sugar Bowl. I loved that reaction from the NCAA. If my reaction was pro-Ohio State, so be it. I'm an Ohio guy, and my initial thoughts were of other Ohio residents.

But this story ...

This car story ...

Complete garbage. Everything about it stinks, from the alleged NCAA crime to the announced excuse. All of it. Garbage.

In a nutshell, Pryor has a habit of getting his hands on cars -- nice cars -- from Columbus-area dealerships, and then getting caught speeding in them. Someone smarter than me, please figure out the odds on that:

Pryor has these cars -- nice cars -- for a day or two, and without fail, he gets caught speeding. In that tiny, day-or-two window of time.

Every time.


I don't believe it. Sorry, I don't. I don't believe Pryor had those cars for only a day or two. I don't believe the car dealer. I don't believe Ohio State. I don't believe any of you.

I still want my kids to go to Ohio State. But at the moment, I want Terrelle Pryor to turn pro after the Sugar Bowl. Don't come back next season. I can live with you avoiding punishment for your memorabilia "ignorance."

But I'm not sure I can stomach the sight of you in an OSU uniform in 2011. That'll be my kids' school, you know. And Terrelle Pryor is starting to make me sick.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Ohio State

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2011 10:18 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

buckeyezane, <br />I said in my post that the one dealer claims to offer that service so I'm not saying it never happens.  It's just becoming very rare due to insurance, liability and maintenance costs on the loaners.  The odd thing is that he has had his car worked on at at least two different dealerships where the same sales person worked (this Kniffen guy), not the same mechanic.  Both times he's gotten these loaner cars... why would the sales guy matter in all this?  Because he is the one giving Pryor the use of multiple vehicles.<br />The fact that he was allowed to take a car (from this same Kniffen guy) to his home to have his mom look at it was the last straw for me.  The town he's from is 209 miles away from Columbus.  Who gets a 418+ mile test drive?  Not me when I was in college.  Not me today.  And the fact that it wasn't the first or second car, and that he didn't buy it just reinforces suspicions. Look, I'm the first person to say it's stupid that the NCAA doesn't let players sell their rings and jerseys and whatever else.  I mean, they shouldn't be allowed to receive them in the first place if they can't sell them.  Once they get those things from the schools don't they own them?  But the fact is, EVERYONE knows this is a rule.  If you didn't before this past summer, then certainly you know  now after the AJ Green story.<br />But once again the NCAA boggles the mind by having the stupid rule, enforcing it strongly (5 game suspensions are pretty harsh) but saying... not effective until after the big-money BCS bowl game.  Pryor is going to be gone before then anyway.  Anyone could be gone by then.  Hell, why not make it the first 5 Big Ten games, or the last 5 games of the regular season, or every other game for 10 games? <br /><br />As far as the e-bay stuff, that means nothing.  I could buy an autographed jersey from a store and turn around and sell it on e-bay.  The UM athletic department (not the players) also sells game-worn equipment that would be pretty easy to take to a fan event and get autographed.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2011 10:16 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

I went to OSU twenty years ago and there were guys driving nice cars then, heck Clarett was driving a sweet car when he was there. Somehow his mother got the car for him. There so much going on outside the confines of the program that no one coach or athletic department can truly control it. I feel bad for tressell because I think the A.D. and NCAA took his authority away because they wanted to protect the bowl game and the money it creates. They pretty much stepped in and made all the decisions and tried to sugar-coat everything. Punish kids for getting $1500.00 and then show your own greed by pocketing more than $15,000.000.00 on the bowl game. Oh by the way if you remember years ago after the financial aid scandal at Miami(Florida), they wanted to hire Tressell to clean up the program. I think he's a solid leader but the system is rotten from the top down.
One more thing Pryor was the highest recruited player his senior year, HE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. HE KNOWS THE SYSTEM AND ALL THE BENEFITS FROM IT, (JUST LIKE CAM NEWTON DOES!!!!!).

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2011 9:24 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

YoungGuy and IrishBuckeye, as well as the rest of Buckeye Nation,

Explain these comments and tell me again how the players came forward when they found out what they did was wrong.  Pryor has to be dumber than a box of rocks after reading his comments on Vick the other day and now this interivew for the Sugar Bowl

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor has seen plenty of recent attention after the school and NCAA announced he was being suspended for the first five games of 2011. Pryor was one of five Buckeyes ruled to have received improper benefits.

That’s led to nationwide criticism and scrutiny of Pryor and No. 6 OSU (11-1) entering Tuesday's Sugar Bowl game against eighth-ranked Arkansas (10-2).

After Pryor’s pre-Sugar Bowl media appearance on Saturday, don’t count on that attention to die down anytime soon.

Pryor, who apologized earlier in the week with teammates for breaking NCAA rules by selling team memorabilia, came off as less than apologetic Saturday. He admitted to knowing what he did was wrong — something that seems to counter OSU’s defense that it didn’t properly educate players — and took a parting shot at former Buckeye quarterback/ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

Below are a few memorable moments from Pryor’s 22 minutes with media:

It ended with his comment on Herbstreit, who recently said if Pryor left for the NFL it would be “addition by subtraction” for OSU. Essentially, the former Buckeye was saying the program would be better off if Pryor wasn’t around.

Asked to respond Pryor said:

“I don’t worry about what Kirk Herbstreit says, to tell you the truth.”

A Sugar Bowl moderator thanked media for coming and attempted to end the interview with Pryor. The quarterback leaned back into the microphone for a parting shot at Herbstreit:

“Has he beat Michigan?”

Pryor was knocking Herbstreit for his winless record against the Buckeyes’ chief rival. It was the final statement of Pryor’s time with media, but hardly the only one that will generate headlines.

Asked what he’d learned through the process and looming suspension, Pryor said:

“I always thought, it was two years ago, you know. So I already knew what I shouldn’t have done back two years ago that I know now. To tell you the truth, I really haven’t learned much because I already knew what I shouldn’t have did about two years ago. I wouldn’t make the same decision. So I can’t tell you that I learned something because I already knew what I did wrong.”

Pryor was asked a follow-up about knowing what he did was wrong two years ago. (OSU has said players didn’t know and used that as part of its defense of Pryor):

“I guess every time we had them little meetings, compliance, every time they would say something you’re like, “Man, I did it. I did that. So, I mean, it’s over with man. We’re not really stressing about it anymore.”

OSU coach Jim Tressel said earlier in the week that Pryor and the other suspended players “pledged” to return for 2011. They wouldn’t have been allowed on the Sugar Bowl trip if they hadn’t promised not to leave for the NFL. Pryor said he didn’t consider he’d “pledged” to come back, but was merely saying, “sorry.”

“Not just from my standpoint, I think it’s important to keep your word, but at the same time, some guys have different situations, you know? I think some guys pledged — we were basically saying, ‘Sorry.’ I know other guys are in different situations. I can’t really speak if they would choose to leave or anything like that, that they are breaking a pledge. I wouldn’t say that we, automatic, I think some guys have different situations. Speaking for them, you can’t go off like that."

He added:

Once you pledge to something, I think you’ve got to keep your word for it. I’ll tell you that.”

And, by the way, Pryor doesn’t like being compared to Auburn’s Cam Newton. Both are similarly sized and skilled, but Pryor bristled at the notion the two are alike, pointing out the two run completely different offenses.

Pryor has said before he thinks he could be more effective in an offense that allowed him more freedom to run:

“I won’t compare myself to anybody. I’m sorry. I don’t.”

 Hey, credit the guy for being honest. That’s got to count for something, right?

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2011 9:21 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Mike D

I agree that some of the programs will do just about anything to keep the violations out of the public eye.  That is exactly why they classify them as "breaking team rules."  No where is this practice more prevalant than in the SEC.  I always wondered how beating your girlfriend at gunpoint and armed robbery were violations of team rules.  I think the average penalty in the SEC for these crimes is suspension for about a quarter.  If you are going to comment on the subject, COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT. 

And why your at it.  Remember when the fab 5 was tearing up the NCAA bb scene.  During his freshman year, Jalen Rose was arrested for buying crack cocaine at a crack house in Detroit.  Michigan is no different.

Young Guy,

Are you really bringing up something that happened 20 years ago?  1st Jalen Rose was at a friends house.  2nd he wasn't buying crack cocaine.  3rd it wasn't a crack house.  4th the house was raided for drugs, he had no drugs on him, passed a court issued drug test (not one adminstered by the school)  this is why he was given nothing more than a loitering ticket.

In case you missed where Jalen Rose grew up -- it was in one of the worst parts of Detroit.  Neighborhoods most people wouldn't even drive thru during the day.  As you can see from his career in the NBA, as well as his now career with ESPN, drugs weren't part of his life, but part of the life of those around him.

Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2011 9:16 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Yea he had the issue with the tattoo artist, but what can you do when all you have is an annomynous source saying he gave them autographs for cars. The guy does have signatures and jerseys, but not from just Pryor, but from other Buckeyes and past buckeyes as well. No other Buckeyes have been identified as giving there autograph for a car ride. Also dealerships do give people cars to drive if they have to leave there car at the dealership to get fixed. I had to do it as well, when i had to replace a radio in my car, it was Free as well. So don't think he is special on that account. 


Maybe things are different in the state of Ohio, but I'll be damned if I am handed a new car to drive when they are fixing my cars engine.  Especially 3 times in 3 years.  As as the other and past buckeyes with their jerseys hanging in there -- Pryor was the only jackass dumb enough to get caught speeding 3 times in 3 years, in 3 different cars.  You honestly believe this was the only time Pryor was driving one of these cars?  Is his luck so incredibly bad, that each time he was given the 'rental', on those exact days he was pulled over for speeding?  Come on now, get real.

Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 8:52 am

"My goal"?

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2011 8:41 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid wife just had her car repaired at a Ford dealer and they gave her a free loaner until the repairs had been made,as in my previous message look on ebay at all the autographed items of current players ,..some from Miami too,are they authentic?  I don't know but they are on there,my friend and nieghboor is a mechanic at a local chevy dealer and he says they will work on any brand automobile and do so on a regular basis.This the truth so please don't call me a liar as the write has done  in this story.

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2011 8:18 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

doyel are you done yet,this is bowl season and the only thing you can find to write about is a kid getting a loan a car while he is getting his repaired.There are so many positive things you could be writing about with all the  bowl games being played but you choose to single out a 20  year old kid and his coaches and call them Liars,that is a pretty bold statement and would get my ass kicked if I did so especially when it is unfounded.No one cares where your children are going to attend school just as you don't care where mine go,if you look on ebay all the major schools players have autographed items for sale,so maybe you had better play detective and check all these out,it will take the rest of your career  to do so and then nobody will have to read your trashy articles anymore,get a life and write something good for a change.

Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2011 6:01 am

Terrelle Pryor thinks you're stupid

Not offering an endorsement or a critique, just curious why an aspiring journalist like you wouldn't be closer to a traditional media market like New York, Chicago, LA, DC, Boston, etc...

Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2011 1:54 am

Jalen Rose thinks you're stupid

Jalen Rose was caught in a known drug house with drugs present.  The police raided it, found him, and only gave him a loitering ticket.  No big deal.  Except that ticket mysteriously vanished.  I wasn't attempting to bring down Michigan from something that happened over a decade ago.  Was only giving an example of how this goes on everywhere.  Players get treated differently by the school, alumni, fans, and even the police/judges.  It goes on at OSU, at Michigan, at MSU, even at Navy.  Lets not be naive here.  The only bone I have is with those on their high pedestals ridiculing the same people, over and over, about the smallest and pettiest of actions when they really need to be looking in the mirror and maybe even tidy up their own backyard.  

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