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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’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: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:28 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

if he would have gone to penn state like he said he would,  he would still be there.  he could have taken us to the nat champuionship.   he is now a cheating deadbeat,  regardless of his color.   he is old news.   joe pa could have made him better.   tatoo scumbag,   and ended up overated. 

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:21 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

If the supplemental draft is for players who have had unforeseen changes in their circumstances, then how can being kicked off the team for violations qualify him? Is it just the unforeseen circumstance that you would get caught breaking the rules? Shouldn't we assume that the players know the rules when they have violated them? Otherwise, it would be extremely unfair to punish a player if the rules are some minefield that he has to navigate without the aid of a map showing him where the mines are located.

Duh Outsiders
Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:20 am
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Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:16 am

Big Time

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

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 9:03 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Who cares

Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:40 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Well, I guess skirting the rules and taking the easy way doesn't always work out.  It might seem simple leaving a mess behind but your reputation will always precede you.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:36 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Pryor should be eligeble to be drafted by the womens football league,He is an idiot,did you see when they showed him leave Phio State meweting in his "leased car" he not only did not have a license he drove right through the red light like I am king s--- and I don't have to listen to anyone.Let him play he is goping the same place as Ryan Leaf and Jamarcus Russel unemployment. 

Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:31 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Send him back to Ohio State and rehire Tressel. This whole media driven scandal has proved to be a bust.

Media driven....that's funny. Guess it was the MEDIA that sold their uniforms and other things for tattoos? And how about Tressell lying to his bosses.....did the media make that up as well? Someone needs to wake, sir, are living in make believe land!!

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: July 25, 2011 8:04 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

I so much agree with the sentiment in your statement; you are dead on!

Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 7:30 am

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Anyone who thinks that there were not violations at Ohio State is a complete moron.  If you missed reading the Sports Illustrated article about The Vest you would see that.  Let's assume that only 20% of what the article says is true.  That still is enough evidence that Tressel ran one of the loosest programs in America and, quite frankly, the title with Maurice Clarett should be vacated as well.

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