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Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:40 pm
Edited on: July 24, 2011 10:53 pm
 
PryorPosted by Josh Katzowitz

The entire time we debated former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor and where he’d be selected in the supplemental draft, we didn’t actually talk about the chances of Pryor not being allowed to take part in it. But it’s been revealed that he might not get the chance to be drafted after all.

That’s according to Foxsports.com’s Alex Marvez, who writes that NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says that only a college player with “unforeseen” changes in his circumstance can participate.

For example, a player who was kicked off his team for violations or a player who was declared academically ineligible or a player who left the squad after graduating. He doesn’t say anything about a player, like Pryor, who leaves of his volition before graduation because of a scandal at his college program.

“It is for players whose circumstances have changed in an unforeseen way after the regular (college) draft,” Aiello wrote to Marvez in an e-mail. “It is not a mechanism for simply bypassing the regular (draft).”

Pryor could have declared himself for the April draft, but instead, at the time, he decided to accept a five-game suspension for 2011. He changed his mind after coach Jim Tressell was fired, but that doesn’t mean he can just place himself in the supplemental. It might simply be too late for him.

More from Marvez:
Pryor’s status for the supplemental draft will be determined by Joel Bussert, the league’s vice president of player personnel/football operations. Aiello said such eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis.

The NFL has strict rules about supplemental draft eligibility because it doesn’t want players trying to skirt the regular draft in an attempt to manipulate where they might be picked. Quarterback Bernie Kosar did just that in 1985 to land with the Cleveland Browns instead of the Minnesota Vikings.

If the supplemental draft isn’t an option, Pryor could wait to enter the 2012 NFL draft or try to play in an alternate professional organization like the Canadian Football League. Pryor has signed with an agent and is ineligible to return to Ohio State.

Earlier this month, Pryor said he didn’t care if he was taken in the first round or the seventh round of the supplemental draft. At this point, he should just be happy if he’s invited to participate at all.  

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Since: Nov 13, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

A MORE BETTER SELFISH PERSON




Since: Nov 13, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

A MORE BETTER { SELFISH} PERSON!




Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Lets look at some NFL qb's

1. P Manning - couldn't beat Florida
2. T Brady - Didn't start many games at Michigan
3. B Roethlisberger - Miami Ohio never even played against top notch teams.
4. K. Warner - Couldn't even get a D1 offer.
5. T Romo - Eastern Illinois enough said
6. J Flacco -  Couldnt start at Pitt went to Delaware
7. J Cutler -  Vandy 
8. Matt Cassel - Never started a game in college.


Just to name a few
 



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

If anyone (read idiotic OSU fans and excuse-makers) think Tressell "resigned", then you're a moron, plain and simple. If any of the same group of jackasses listed above thinks Pryor ever had any intention of doing anything but what he is doing now when he "accepted" this suspension, you are a moron, plain and simple. The Vest got fired, but out of some sense of loyalty or obligation (for what, who knows, but then the OSU administration has shown their IQ levels as well), they couched in terms of resignation, and leaving to prevent distractions to the school. And Pryor knew what was coming down the tracks. He accepted this BS suspension so he could play in the bowl game, knew he would bomb the combine, as far as the position of QB goes, so figured he would try this backdoor route. You know the saying knowing just enough to be dangerous? Well, TP (apt initials there), he knows just enough to be stupid.



Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

If he learns anything from this, he will learn that karma is a motherF'er...



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

 I guess that means CFL? 



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

I would say you are a joke to professional writers but there are so many of you half witted writers that are more suited for tabloids rather than real news.


Awww.. Snookiebear.. are you upset that someone was mean to OSU?



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:34 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

A.  Tressel left under extreme duress.  To the idiot who said that OSU should sue CBS Sports, you're a moron.  People like you are what is wrong with this country.

B.  You can only file for the supplemental draft if you become unable to play football that season.  Jim Tressel leaving did not impact Terrelle Pryor's ability to play football at OSU.

C.  Steve Walsh's jump into the supplemental draft, like Bernie Kosar's, predated the rule changes intended to keep college players from manipulating their way into get on the team that they wanted, rather than being drafted in the regular draft. 



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

ha...if you actually believe Tressel resigned....you are the idiot.




Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

The sad thing about comments like that is even if Pryor was orange it still doesnt change the fact that hes an idiot. Stop using race as an excuse and realize this has nothing to do with his skin colour and everything to do with the size of his brain.


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