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NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

Posted on: August 18, 2011 9:51 am
Edited on: August 18, 2011 11:40 am
 

Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the upcoming NFL Supplemental Draft, but is suspended for the first five games of the season. Pete Prisco joins Lauren Shehadi to discuss the latest.

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Earlier this week, the league postponed the NFL Supplemental Draft, originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 17. There was no reason given, but presumably the decision was made to give the NFL more time to consider if former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor should be made eligible for the draft.

On Thursday, the NFL announced that the draft has been rescheduled for August 22, and that Pryor will be eligible -- but with one caveat: "Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs."

Details via the NFL statement released to all 32 teams:

"... Pryor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules, which resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football.

"Pryor then applied to enter the NFL after the regular draft. Pryor had accepted at the end of the 2010 college football season a suspension for the first five games of the 2011 season for violating NCAA rules. Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs."

Next up: finding a team interested enough in Pryor to actually select him. With the supplemental draft now four days away, Pryor will likely take part in a hastily convened pro day (his previous pro day was cancelled because he was still ineligible), and then it will be out of his hands.

In June, shortly after Pryor left Ohio State, agent Drew Rosenhaus announced in a press conference that he expected Pryor to be a "first-round pick." Reviews from NFL analysts and front-office types were far less glowing, indicating that Pryor was more likely a late-round selection. To his credit, Pryor said in July that he didn't care where he was taken as long as he got a chance.

Well, we'll find out next Monday exactly what NFL teams think he's worth.

via SBJ's Daniel Kaplan

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:13 pm
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft



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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 4:02 pm
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

Its sad a great man like Tressel takes the hit without hesitation for this piece a work.
He didn't.  He took the hit for lying, withholding information, and covering up what he knew to be wrong.  Is that really how they define a "great man"?



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: August 24, 2011 3:58 pm
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

Pryor should be banned from football for life, period.

I love it when the posts reach ludicrous level. 

I also think kids who get caught shoplifting a candy bar should be banned from eating for life.  This the only way that those kids will learn anything, and it's just as appropriate and enforceable as the above proposition.

Exactly how would a professional organization that already walks the anti-monopoly ledge "ban" him from football?  Can you imagine the size of that lawsuit victory for Pryor?  He'd never NEED to play football.

Thanks.  I hadn't read anything this silly all day.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 9:49 pm
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

Actually the NCAA insisted on those players taking part in the bowl game. Tressel lobbied for their ineligibility. The reasoning which probably isn't right. Was and is that you end up with a game that no one cares about. No one watches... and the sponsors and I guess the fans don't get their moneys worth. The opinions that Tressel covered up anything to win an extra game or help himself are completely false. And for that matter fabricated by some of these media people and fans opposing OSU.
Secondly Ohio State cut ties with Pryor after they could legally do so. Its tough to revoke those scholarships even after they violate rules that prevent them from playing. Pryor wasn't there to get an education. He wasn't welcome back at Ohio State. Of course you have your right to an opinion. even if its inside out upside down and back wards



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 9:27 pm
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

Hey Bugs87.... Not sure I agree with your assessment on Pryor. Kids immature no doubt but put a football in his hands running he has no fear. If they convert him to WR he could be dangerous. My reason for commenting tho. I've had a baseball team since the late 80's under the name of none other than.... Bugeaters. If you had to attach that 87 to use the handle... Sorry. And good luck!



Since: Mar 30, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 11:53 am
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

not to be a jerk but the college agreed with the idea and they banned him from comming back to help him in the draft. If they though comming back would be good for him they would not do this.



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2011 10:04 am
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

He should have been inelible to me I mean the gullible NCAA actually believed you when u said yes to coming back and suspensions for this opening season.  Then when the proverbial chit hit the fan for your mighty OSU u ran for the hills to hide faster than a free tattoo.  I think what the NFL did was just otherwise where does it end.  This wasn't like a junior thinking it over and changing his mind at the last minute this is someone only lookin out for his self.  He swore he would return next year and then begged the NCAA to let him play the bowl game he wasn't eligible to b in.  Then split with no consequences nope sorry to bad try again in april...



Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:26 am
 

NFL rules Pryor eligible for supplemental draft

Have you ever seen such hoopla over such a mediocre player?  Oh yeah!  Maurice Clarett!!!



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