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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
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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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Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:21 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

I love how people throw out "racism" everytime a black man isn't allowed to circumvent the system.



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:17 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Why you be hating on Terrelle Pryor? Is it because he is a black man? ............................. 

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Racist


No, because he's a complete dumbas_s.  Like yourself.  Shove your racism accusations back up where they came from, and speak proper English, Mr. Pretend Thug.



Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:15 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

LMFAO - 50



Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:14 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Why you be hating on Terrelle Pryor? Is it because he is a black man? .............................
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Racist


REFERING TO THIS REMARK  



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:12 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

MAN THE MORE OF A RACIST REMARK THAN ANY ! YOUR REPUTATION IS "O" AND WOULD BE NEGITVE IF THEY HAD THAT RATING. LET TERRELLE SPEAK FOR HIMSELF ON THE FEILD. THAT WILL SHUT THE NA-SAYERS UP.

Hi, Mrs. Pryor.



Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:12 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Why you be hating on Terrelle Pryor? Is it because he is a black man? .............................
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Racist

REFFERING TO THIS REMARK D....S... 



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:11 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Terrell will sue if he's not in the draft---he's expecting big time bonus money from a 1-3 round draft slot.


He should just shut his mouth and remember where Maurice Clarett wound up after he challenged the NFL.  If he's smart, he'll spend the next year working out with a private trainer, and enter the regular draft next year - no judge is going to force the NFL to allow him into the supplemental draft.




Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:08 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

MAN THE MORE OF A RACIST REMARK THAN ANY ! YOUR REPUTATION IS "O" AND WOULD BE NEGITVE IF THEY HAD THAT RATING. LET TERRELLE SPEAK FOR HIMSELF ON THE FEILD. THAT WILL SHUT THE NA-SAYERS UP.




Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 11:01 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

He is getting what he deserves. There is no way they are gonna let him get drafted. He is the poster child for ignorrance, and not accepting responsibility for his actions. He should not be allowed to walk away from the mess he caused, yes HE CAUSED, and get away scott free. He's never gonna make it in the NFL anyway, the kid is not a very good qb, and forget the TE shit..aint gonna happen 




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 10:59 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Someone tell me why we still care about this LOSER! He'll end up a criminal!


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