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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