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Former OSU QB draft eligible, must sit out 5 games

Published: Thu, August 18, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m.

Terrelle Pryor will have an opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams, with one significant caveat: The former Ohio State quarterback must still pay for breaking NCAA rules while he was in college.

The league announced today that Pryor is eligible for its supplemental draft, but he won't be allowed to practice for the team that selects him until Week 6. Pryor gave up his final season with the Buckeyes following an investigation into the team's memorabilia-for-cash scandal.

He would've had to sit out five games had he chosen to return to Ohio State.

"We accept that voluntarily," Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told The Associated Press. "It's a small price to pay for him to have a chance to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL."

A small price that could have broader consequences.

Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith worked together on the decision, Rosenhaus said. The league hopes it will dissuade future college players who run afoul of the NCAA from trying to use the NFL as a means of escaping punishment.


1squigglyjams(11 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

So, this punk wants to play with the BIG BOYS, huh? Can't wait to see them kick his worthless butt!

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2jasoninohio(119 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

So let me get this straight, a guy gets in trouble while working for Microsoft but quits before he gets punished. Then, he gets a job at Nike but still has to serve out his punishment?

Roger Goddell shows more and more everyday why he is the worst commisioner in all of pro sprts!

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3block50(128 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Ohio state made millions off of him. People who bet football made millions. Football apparel and other merchandisers made millions. Goodell and the NFL will make millions more. Yet for some reason he needs to be punished. He was recruited and groomed to do nothing but play football and be a money machine for the people who run the game. Why the punishment? Because he sold a few jerseys and they didn't get their cut. It's like something out of the Sopranos.

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4mrblue(1175 comments)posted 4 years, 10 months ago

Pryor will fit right in with the other rules/law breakers in the NFL

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