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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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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 7:03 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.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 25, 2011 6:42 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

This crackhead will be a complete bust I agree.....why should the NFL give him the chance?




Since: Aug 18, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 4:40 am
 

In the company of other busts!

This guy will be a total bust in the NFL. If quarterbacks like Ryan Leaf, Andre Ware, Jeff George and Tim Couch who were outstanding in their college careers couldn't make it in the NFL, this immature, arrogant asshole will never make it. He was a decent QB at the college level but we all know the NFL is a much faster and stronger level of competition. If I was a player like Jerome Harrison or Dwight Freeney, I'd be salivating at the possibility of getting a chance to go against this egotistical prick! ~ At least most of the NFL'ers who talk trash and have the big egos have already backed it up with their play!



Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 2:16 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

if he is not eligeble for the supplimental draft that he wont be able to become a undrafted free agent.  guess he will just have to wait till next year to be drafted in the sixth round



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 1:48 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

what goes around comes around



Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: July 25, 2011 1:09 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

You guys are all wasting time debating this. He'll be declared inelligable for the suplemental then Al Davis or, God forbid, Jerry Jones or some other ridiculous owner with an itch to sell tickets will sign him as an undrafted free agent and the whole thing will be over.



Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 1:02 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

It's all volunteer, last I heard.

 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  instead of the Minnesota .

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.

 I guess his agent needs an agent.



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:56 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

This is good justice for a change.  This punk is not NFL quality anyway as a QB, he might make it as a DB or WR, looks like he will have plenty of time to admire his beautiful tatoos.



Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: July 25, 2011 12:51 am
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

Should have never thumbed his nose at the CFL. 




Since: Jun 19, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:52 pm
 

Report: Pryor might not be eligible for draft

dont trust anything fox sports has to say. but then again most of the bloggers below seem to have engaged their typeing  but not thier brain.


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