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NFL postpones supplemental draft, Pryor benefits

Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:51 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 7:17 pm
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

The NFL notified all 32 teams Tuesday that the supplemental draft, originally scheduled for Wednesday, has been postponed. No new date has been set.

During a normal offseason, such news would be met with a yawn -- if that -- by most fans, but this year is different. For starters, we've just endured a four-month lockout, which pushed the supplemental draft back from its usual mid-July date on the NFL schedule to the middle of August. But there's also the matter of one name trying desperately to be eligible for this year's supplemental draft: Terrelle Pryor.

Quick refresher for those of you just back from Mars: Pryor promptly left Ohio State in June amid a scandal that cost Jim Tressel his job. He then hired superagent Drew Rosenhaus, who convened a PR event and called it a press conference to inform the world that Pryor was a first-round pick (among other things). Pryor later admitted that he didn't care where he was drafted just, he just wanted an opportunity.

As things seemed to be falling into place (several teams had expressed interest in the former Ohio State QB), Pryor last week had to cancel his pro day because he wasn't on the NFL's supplemental draft list.

CBSSports.com's Will Brinson explained at the time that, "This uncertainty for Pryor actually is in line with all the reports we've heard since he decided to bounce out of Ohio State after their program got a not-so-friendly visit from the NCAA. In fact, that aforementioned visit probably has a lot to do with the NFL's decision -- they don't want to grant eligibility to someone who doesn't actually meet the requirements for the supplemental draft."

On Sunday, reports surfaced that Pryor was trying to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to determine his standing in the eyes of the league. As Brinson noted in his post, a statement from Pryor's attorney, David Cornwell, made it sound like Pryor would be eligible for the draft.

"We have been in discussions with the Commissioner’s office over the past week to address the NFL's concerns," Cornwell wrote. "I am confident that once the NFL has a full understanding of the facts, Terrelle will be part of Wednesday’s supplemental draft."

Well, there will be no supplemental draft on Wednesday, but whenever it's rescheduled, it seems that Pryor might now be apart of it.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 6:46 am
 

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 10:24 pm
 

NFL postpones supplemental draft, Pryor benefits

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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:10 am
 

NFL postpones supplemental draft, Pryor benefits

Postponing the draft for one player? The preseason camp is half way over, it is not like he would even play this year on any team. The NFL should not reward his behavior by letting him in this year.



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:51 pm
 

NFL postpones supplemental draft, Pryor benefits

Yo KillrAvocado -

There's a reason your rep score is 22 & beer is greats' rep score is 90 -

Youv'e been on here 3 weeks and you start raggin' on someone else ? 

Here's some advice - Before you waste all our time putting up a stupid post - do us all a favor & reread the post a second time -

The only thing Beer is guilty of is not copy & pasting correctly - BUT if you took the time to read the WHOLE post you would have read the finish to the sentence (down near the bottom) although you may not have comprehended that his post made perfect sense - so I'm putting it all together for you here >>>

With complete idiots like this making comments... ...is it any wonder why there is some animosity towards Ohio State?     BRING THE RINGS needs to look for a little reality; it seems to be avoiding him.


Here's a second bit of advice - after you read a post twice - then THINK TWICE about what you think is going to be a witty , inciteful & provacative reply - chances are it's not going to be

SO AGAIN do us all a favor & STOP WASTING OUR TIME you idiot !

PS - Your screenname sucks as much as you & your post do !




Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 8:27 pm
 

NFL postpones supplemental draft, Pryor benefits

Please don't let this dope in.  I can't believe we are seriously listening to an argument to the effect of, "Pryor's misbehavior is so heinous that he is banned from the NCAA, therefore the NFL needs to give him a break."  Maybe I should cheat on a test and then appeal to Harvard, saying that I am about to be expelled from my old school.  What a joke.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 5:41 pm
 

NFL postpones supplemental draft, Pryor benefits

Kid doesn't deserve a chance. Epic talent fail.


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