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Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

Posted on: September 15, 2011 9:24 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Late last Friday, word leaked out that Terrelle Pryor was asking the NFLPA to join in on his appeal and that such an appeal could come as soon as this week. Well, that's happening, and it appears as if Pryor will have his appeal heard on Thursday.

That's according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network who also notes that Pryor "is hoping for an expedited decision."

Indeed, Pryor will probably get a speedy ruling -- Roger Goodell and the league can't be thrilled about Pryor deciding to reverse course and appeal, even though it appeared he wouldn't when the NFL finally let him into the supplemental draft.

However, as we've written numerous times, there is substantial pressure on Pryor to make sure he appeals.

If he doesn't, then the floodgates are wide open for suspending NCAA athletes who turn pro with suspensions and other punishments hanging over their heads.

That Pryor will ultimately end up serving the five-game suspension -- and he will -- isn't a great precedent for the NFLPA. But looking the other way while the league suspends Pryor and not contesting the decision would be a disastrous precedent to establish.

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Posted on: December 25, 2011 4:23 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

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Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:43 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

Technically, he was suspended for his dealings with the supplemental draft, not for what he did in college.  He wasn't eligable for the draft until after he applied for it, attempting to circumvent NFL rules, and the NFL postponed the draft, in part, to clear up "the Pryor issue" (he needed something saying he was banned from OSU football permanently, not just suspended for 5 games).  No, the length of the suspension is no coincidence, the NFL doesn't want a precedence set by kids with entitlement issues that it's okay to screw up in college and embarass a university because you can just go to the NFL and not pay for your mistakes.  NFL is a business, and it doesn't want to "harbor fugitives", as best as I can put it, and it shouldn't have to.  No way this gets appealed completely, Pryor needs to realize he isn't the center of the universe.

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: September 15, 2011 7:17 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

Pryor didn't volate any rules in The NFL.  He should not be suspended.  College football should handle their policy's and rules and correct their mitsakes so this doesn't happen again at the college level.  I'm sure if this went to court that it would be thrown out.  i'm not awrae of any college rules carrying over to the pro's.  Yes, in this society people talk crap and want justice, but what can legally be done to Pryor?  He already lost out on a lot of money if he was drafted early in the NFL.  Now he needs to prove himself after the supplemantal draft or he'll be out of football.  He's got talent and he's already lost out of alot of money.  He's already paid his price.  A suspension should not happen.

Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2011 6:30 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

Isn't a first time Drug offence only 4 games?

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: September 15, 2011 5:44 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

If somebody thinks Pryor's deal is against the law, or is unconstitutional, they had better think again.
This was the result of a negotiated settlement. And that is legal.
Pryor quit school and got an agent, so he was not eligible for the supp draft.
The 2 sides came to terms that NFL would consider him eligible in exchange for sitting 5 games.

It is not that he got in, and then some mysterious punishment came down.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 4:44 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

If he doesn't want to follow the rules of the league then he doesn't have to play in the league. Playing in the NFL is a privilege not a right. Pryor has obviously been thumbing his nose at rules and regulations for the majority of his "adult" life with the backing of dear old dad. It's just fitting that the Raiders picked him up. A thug amongst thugs.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: September 15, 2011 3:32 pm

Terrelle Pryor's appeal hearing coming Thursday

AllSports: But the punishment is is unbelievably CRAZY to begin with!!! This type of premise would NEVER hold up in a real court of why should Pryor (or for that matter Tressel) put up with this crap? This is so unconstitutional, it's nuts! Besides, Prior couldn't appeal a "decision" like this by the league if he wasn't in the league to begin with. So he had to wait until he got drafted to go ahead with this appeal.... BTW, if I were Pryor, I would have stuck it out at Ohio State for the likely chance that I would have been a first round pick in 2012, even if OSU didn't let me play for the whole season. BUT that HIS choice. It still doesn't make Dictator Goodell's punishment any more justifiable.....

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