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Pryor’s camp confident he will be allowed into supplement draft

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Judgment day for Terrelle Pryor’s immediate future with the NFL is coming shortly.

Despite the lack of time before Wednesday’s draft, Pryor’s legal representation remains confident the former Ohio State quarterback will ultimately be declared eligible.

“We have been in discussions with the Commissioner’s office over the past week to address the NFL’s concerns.  I am confident that once the NFL has a full understanding of the facts, Terrelle will be part of Wednesday’s supplemental draft,” attorney David Cornwell said in a statement released to PFT.

As Florio reported earlier, Pryor is seeking a meeting with Commissioner Roger Goodell.  In the meantime he has been working with quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson in Jeannette, Pennsylvania.

It’s hard to believe there will be time for Pryor to hold a Pro Day before the draft, but clearly his camp is still pushing hard to get him into the league this week.

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  1. skoobyfl says: Aug 14, 2011 5:21 PM

    Pryor to this coming about, I felt like he’d end up missing out.

  2. jacunn2000 says: Aug 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    Seriously, who would want this dude? Miami? Just go away dude.

  3. weightshakes says: Aug 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    “Pryor’s camp confident he will be allowed into supplement draft”

    I’m pretty confident that no one will waste a decent pick to draft him.

  4. hailvictory10 says: Aug 14, 2011 5:29 PM

    Pryor, IMO, has some serious character issues…..that and he is not a great QB, a great athlete yes, but not a great QB

    Pass on this guy

    Hello CFL

  5. itsmebobd says: Aug 14, 2011 5:36 PM

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CARES? This guy is a joke, he will never be a successful NFL quarterback, just like troy smith and craig krenzel before him. Let me ask you this, when is the last time a OHIO STATE QB under JIM TRESSEL went on to become an NFL starter? FFS, Troy Smith won the heisman and got drafted in the 5th round. I’m a bengals fan, and from ohio, and honestly I hate ohio state. We had a real team in our UC bearcats until brian kelly left us to go to notre dame, because of the idiotic college football system that prevents certain teams from ever winning a national title, but thats another issue.
    Bottom line is, any team that gives up more than a 4th rounder (meaning 3rd rounder or more) for a BACKUP QB, is idiotic. Mark it down, redskins will be taking him if he’s available.

  6. itsmebobd says: Aug 14, 2011 5:36 PM

    first too

  7. marshmont says: Aug 14, 2011 5:38 PM

    i don’t know why pryor wouldn’t be eligable to play in the nfl. if he is old enough, kicked out of college, he should be able to sign with a team.

  8. drgfri says: Aug 14, 2011 5:38 PM

    He as also confident that selling his stuff for a tat was a good idea. This guy has Bust written all over him!

  9. hailvictory10 says: Aug 14, 2011 5:40 PM

    UMMMMMM…The Redskins will absolutely not take him……there is a change in DC…..and Mike Shanahan knows more about football than you do.

    Watch out for The Skins this year

    book it

  10. marshmont says: Aug 14, 2011 5:40 PM

    whether he will be successful in the nfl is besides the point. why is he ineligable?

  11. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 14, 2011 5:47 PM

    Organize one anyway. A few teams will come and he can video tape it. Be PROACTIVE. If he ruled in and agent hasn’t thought this way he should be fired.

  12. drmichaelstevenlee says: Aug 14, 2011 5:50 PM

    I don’t see why there’s animosity towards the kid. NCAA and NFL have always been about giving kids the chance to play in the NFL. If he doesn’t make it, no hair off anyone’s back, but to exclude him on that basis is silly (umm Cam Newton, Reggie Bush, everything turned out fine for them).
    Kid was given a tough deal like Dez Bryant (who turned out fine missing a year and w/ ongoing character issues).
    Missing a year isn’t that bad, but he wouldn’t be selling jerseys if his family was well off, so I can assume the NFL is his family’s meal ticket. Let ‘em eat.

  13. uclabruininstlouis says: Aug 14, 2011 5:50 PM

    Personally, I can’t see him being successful at the NFL level but I do feel that he should, at least, have a chance to try. After all, isn’t everyone entitled to try for the American dream?

  14. cletusvandam says: Aug 14, 2011 5:54 PM

    Isn’t this the same “camp” that thought someone would use a first round pick on him? lol

  15. sexyrexys says: Aug 14, 2011 5:54 PM

    i hear that india wants to start a football league

  16. hailvictory10 says: Aug 14, 2011 5:56 PM

    Pryor has a “camp” more like a tent

  17. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 14, 2011 5:59 PM

    I think a guy like caleb king from georgia not going to his classes and flunking out of his senior year is worse than pryor trading jerseys for tattoos. King will be in the supplemental draft.

  18. hobartbaker says: Aug 14, 2011 6:05 PM

    I was surprised Rosenhaus wasn’t making a bigger issue of it to this point. But, when you think about it, it is more advantageous to Terrelle to wait as long as possible. More time to work with Anderson, and if his game isn’t where he wants it, he can pass on pro day using the time excuse. Maybe that was what happened in any case. The other thing is, will Terrelle be bound by any sort of “rookie wage scale” as a supplemental pick?

    I think Rosenhaus gambles that someone takes him with a later pick, then when they see him work out they realize they got a huge bargain and Pryor signs for MUCH MORE THAN HIS DRAFT POSTION WOULD DICTATE.

  19. luponatrix says: Aug 14, 2011 6:09 PM

    With the first selection in the supplement draft, Brian Cushing selects The Clear.

  20. denverdude7 says: Aug 14, 2011 6:11 PM

    Just a thought here…

    How about some type of apology for what he and other players have done to the Ohio State program?

    I realize he is not solely responsible for the cover-up but his actions were the cause.

    A little act of humility may go a long way with Mr. Goodell.

    That said, I believe he should have the chance to enter the supplemental draft. If included, he would only be a sixth round crap shoot anyway. Nobody is going to give up a high draft pick for him with such a questionable resume.

  21. hobartbaker says: Aug 14, 2011 6:16 PM

    Maybe NFL is waffling on Terrelle because they see this opening up a way to bypass the ONEROUS ROOKIE WAGE SCALE, that the league has instituted under the new CBA.

    Lets say a team uses their FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK for 2012 on T.P. When he negotiates a contract do they pay him $22 million like the Newt, or maybe $4 million like the LAST PLAYER TAKEN IN ROUND 1? No one knows where that FUTURE FIRST ROUND PICK WILL FALL.

    Potentially a huge issue, I think.

  22. hobartbaker says: Aug 14, 2011 6:22 PM

    NFL may be caught between a rock and a pickaxe. If they declare Pryor eligible for the draft, it creates a loophole for bypassing the regular draft and dodging the new rookie wage scale. If they deny him eligibility they risk running afoul of public labor law and human rights protection. Which would turn that house of cards known as the NFL Player Entry Draft into a game of 52 Pickup.

  23. hboilers24 says: Aug 14, 2011 6:24 PM

    for those asking for clarification here is why Pryor isn’t currently eligible:

    the supplemental draft is for college players who’s situation changes between the usual NFL rookie draft and the start of the NFL season. as an example Caleb King was removed from georgia’s football team thus his situation changed.

    Pryor’s has not. he knew of the suspension he would recieve before the rookie draft and nothing has changed except the head coach was removed (not a good enough excuse to bail). as it would have stood, Pryor would sit out the 5 games and then been back on the team.
    Had he been kicked off the team or removed for the university he would be fully able to enter the Sup Draft but he doesn’t qualify under his current situation.

    i really don’t see Goodell accepting him either. the rules are pretty clear about what it takes to qualify and if he does allow it he runs the risk of opening what could be known as the Pryor loophole where college kids who become suspended for games or have their HC’s leave enter the Sup Draft.

  24. jacunn2000 says: Aug 14, 2011 6:26 PM

    I guess I unxerstand why this guy is pushing so hard to get in. Whatthe hell else oes he have going for him? I would not let him bag my groceries.He is a liar, cheat, selfish, and.. Well you get my point.

  25. tebowsgonnagitya says: Aug 14, 2011 6:34 PM

    Pryor gonna git paid yo.!

  26. jay98 says: Aug 14, 2011 6:36 PM

    I don’t know why all u suckaz r here hatin on TP, I’m sure he will make all yall eat your words. I’m not a Buckeye fan but if all u can say is he took some money for selling his own stuff, and use that as your basis for evaluating his skills as a QB then its good your just a hater from by the sidelines.

    Also if Troy Smith is not that good then how can a man go to a team after training camp and preseason is over and unseat the starting QB. I mean think about it Troy Smith has never shot. Just like Warren Moon didn’t get a real shot until he went to Canada and showed out. Take off your blinders (and u know what blinders I’m talking about) and talk real sh!t. Just say what u really want, forget political correctness.

  27. typicaleaglesfan says: Aug 14, 2011 6:43 PM

    I wanted Andy to draft and groom him with one of our extra 4th end picks but vince young screwed that up

  28. jay98 says: Aug 14, 2011 6:45 PM

    Also Ohio St declared issued a letter stating TP was done for the year.

    Those arguements debating whether TP ineligible or eligible are for the most part valid. But for all you catz just hatin pleaz stop it.

  29. ripseantaylor214life says: Aug 14, 2011 6:45 PM

    @itsmebobd

    Wow… A Bungals Fan taking a Shot at the Redskins!?!…I mean Most Fans of other teams can say That their Teams Front Office have been better the the ‘Skins FO over the past Seasons but YOU a Bungals Fan Seriously have almost NOTHING good to say of your Teams FO over the past Seasons…Oh and another Thing say what you want about Dan Snyder’s Stupid moves over the past Seasons But at least He Actually Tries to Make our team better unlike your Cheap @ss Owner!!!

  30. akismet-0471142e4db6bf4edbfd8363d280b966 says: Aug 14, 2011 6:52 PM

    Just because Drew Rosenhaus says it doesn’t make it so. This guy could have waited to get kicked out, but he quit school and shouldn’t be eligible. He certainly shouldn’t be rewarded for his actions.

    And besides, he’s not an NFL QB. Not because he’s black. But because he’s not a hard worker and he has never shown the commitment required.

  31. shadowgm1 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:00 PM

    I agree with all of you believing that this is a potential loophole in circumventing the rookie wage scale in the NFL Draft in April. You would think that the rules would extend to all form of entry into the league, be it drafts or free agency. But the positivity of Rosenhaus and Pryor is absolutely disgusting in the face of what he did to that program. Now that his big supporter Ochocinco bailed for New England, I don’t see Cincinnati doing anything in the way of acquiring him either.

    Hopefully Goodell and the league are preparing defenses for possible fallout of law suit grounds when he knocks his precocious a$$ in the dirt. Take a stand Roger and tell this kid to try again next year, when everyone else has to. Cutting and running isn’t a way to back door into the league.

  32. thetooloftools says: Aug 14, 2011 7:01 PM

    i smell a lawsuit.

  33. tommyf15 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    hboilers24 says:
    Pryor’s has not. he knew of the suspension he would recieve before the rookie draft and nothing has changed except the head coach was removed (not a good enough excuse to bail). as it would have stood, Pryor would sit out the 5 games and then been back on the team.

    Ohio State disagrees with you, and they’re the ones that would know. They have furnished Pryor with a letter stating he would have been ineligible for the entire 2011 season.

    Not sure how anyone can support the NFL here. It’s obvious that, according to the NFL’s own rules, Pryor is eligible for their supplemental draft.

  34. cubano76 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:27 PM

    This is the NFL now. Who cares what this clown thinks.

  35. badfish6907 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:28 PM

    So much press for such a mediocre college QB. Why?

  36. tommyf15 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:35 PM

    shadowgm1 says:
    But the positivity of Rosenhaus and Pryor is absolutely disgusting in the face of what he did to that program.

    Oooooh, how dramatic!

    Yeah, Ohio State was a wreck with Pryor at QB. Three Big-10 titles, three BCS bowls in three years.

    Anyone that has a clue about the story knows that Jim Tressel’s conduct is what turned a minor violation- committed by Pryor and four other players- into a disaster.

    And consider this- even if Pryor never took an improper benefit Ohio State would be exactly where it is now.

    Pointing to Pryor and saying “look what he did t that program!” is nothing more than whiny, childish nonsense.

  37. andyreidisfat says: Aug 14, 2011 7:39 PM

    For those that say the sup draft is a way to bypass the rookie wage scale, its not. You can’t be in the sup draft unless something happens after the real draft. So if you just walk out of college you may not enter. Thus the confusion over if Pryor is able to be in it.

    See before the school ruled him out for next year, Pryor left school. If Ohio St. had ruled him out then he left he would be in. These are the rules so people don’t bypass the draft.

    That all being said no team is going to spend a first round pick on the guy in the sup draft. a second maybe. But either way Pryor doesn’t have near the leverage that a player taken in the first round of the real draft. If he doesn’t sign for whatever the team wants then he sits all year anyway, the team would get that pick back and Pryor would once again have to enter through the draft. If he sits a full year because he wouldn’t sign, i would find it hard to believe a team would draft him at all, which means he would get even less as a undrafted free agent.

    As far as what Pryor did, i think NcAA is insane. The kid traded a jersey that was HIS for a tat. Who cares. He didn’t get paid by his school (Newton who was the number 1 pick) His school didn’t buy his mom a house (Reggie Bush) . What Pryor did was IMO nothing. To suspend players and have a coach leave for players trading their own clothes basicly is awful. If the NCAA does anything further to Ohio st. thus punishing kids who had nothing to do with it would be insane.

    I hate USC, but at the same time this USC team being banned from bowl games is so un fair its not even funny. Not one kid on that team even played with or even knows Reggie Bush, yet those kids are punished. The NCAA is such a joke. These schools make millions off these kids and then when do something silly like trade a jersey for a tat (not money, not drugs, but a simple tat. No breaking the law, no DUI, not acting like gangsters or whatever) its just silly.

    I am not even one of these people saying college kids should get paid. Though i do think that perhaps a few more bucks a month would help considering they are not allowed to work at most schools. Maybe all scholarship players get 1500 a month. Thats about what you would make with a decent part time job. Then the silly stuff like this wouldn’t happen.

    As far as people like Bush and Newton, i think if it is proven they are being paid to play at college they should have to sit a full season out in the NFL. The NFL can’t really say they have nothing to do with the NCAA, as college is more or less the minor leagues for the NFL, only the NFL doesn’t have to pay for it. The least the NFL could do given that they have a free minor league system is participate in punishment of players who take money to play in college. That way kids like Matt Barkley are not being punished because a guy who has been in the NFL for 5 years did something.

  38. hobartbaker says: Aug 14, 2011 7:43 PM

    Difference between the top first round salary and the bottom first round salary is $16 million over 4 years. That is quite an amount for Rosenhaus to negotiate over, assuming that he was right and Pryor is a first round pick. Why wouldn’t he be? He is as good a prospect overall, as Newton, and pretty clearly better than early second rounders Dalton and Kaepernick.

  39. pflynn20 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:52 PM

    This kid has had everything in life handed to him. All those perks handed to him at O$U. Hope Goodell makes him sit out for a year to teach him a little humility…

  40. tommyf15 says: Aug 14, 2011 7:59 PM

    hobartbaker says:
    Difference between the top first round salary and the bottom first round salary is $16 million over 4 years. That is quite an amount for Rosenhaus to negotiate over, assuming that he was right and Pryor is a first round pick. Why wouldn’t he be? He is as good a prospect overall, as Newton, and pretty clearly better than early second rounders Dalton and Kaepernick.

    Part of Rosenhaus’ job is to hype up his clients, so I wouldn’t take what he says at face value.

    I follow college football and the NFL Draft pretty closely, and let me assure you that NO ONE considered Pryor to be a first rounder. More like a third – to – fifth rounder.

    (Then again, no one considered Christian Ponder as a first rounder, so who knows).

  41. tommyf15 says: Aug 14, 2011 8:13 PM

    andyreidisfat says:
    As far as people like Bush and Newton, i think if it is proven they are being paid to play at college they should have to sit a full season out in the NFL.

    That would be an anti-trust violation. And it’s not the NFL’s role to help uphold the NCAA’s ridiculous rules.

    You know who has the power to make sure Matt Barkley doesn’t pay for Reggie Bush’s transgressions? The NCAA, that’s who. They were the ones that decided to drop the hammer on Southern Cal, no one else. So blame them.

  42. geogibso says: Aug 14, 2011 8:17 PM

    He shouldn’t be hurting for money with all that extra income he never disclosed to the IRS…

  43. smellmyface says: Aug 14, 2011 9:01 PM

    @jay98

    Im pretty sure none of us cats on here want to bring race into this like YOU do. Your right him selling his stuff has nothing to do with how he plays. Most people on here can see all he may be able to do is run in the NFL. Take your race card crap somewhere else its old.

  44. wherezwaldo says: Aug 14, 2011 9:03 PM

    hailvictory10 says: Aug 14, 2011 5:40 PM

    UMMMMMM…The Redskins will absolutely not take him……there is a change in DC…..and Mike Shanahan knows more about football than you do.

    Watch out for The Skins this year

    book it
    ———————————
    Is this the same change from last year that signed McNabb?

  45. chmba says: Aug 14, 2011 9:06 PM

    Pryor has no respect for rules, etc. Likely Goodell doesn’t really need another behavior headache. He can negotiate a free agent contract without supplemental draft. Agree, why would anyone give up a high draft choice for another athlete without NFL QB skills who is a behavior problem. Brad Smith is similar athlete and much harder worker (not to mention smarter in realizing that his attributes don’t add up to QB in NFL) but Pryor expects big contract and to play by his own rules…Yeah, Redskins probably would give up good draft choice for another problem!

  46. tommyf15 says: Aug 14, 2011 9:33 PM

    chmba says:
    He can negotiate a free agent contract without supplemental draft.

    No he can’t!

    Think about it- wouldn’t Pryor PREFER being a free agent?

    I also don’t like your idea that Goodell should start punishing Pryor now, on the grounds that you suspect he *might* do something wrong at some point. Pryor has never had any run-ins with the law.

  47. dealer009 says: Aug 15, 2011 5:44 AM

    He wouldn’t have been allowed to start or likely play after his 5 game suspension under a new coach for one final year.

    This seems to be a situation where he would have languished for a year. The NFL should let him in the supplemental draft and clarify the conditions around which suspended or expelled players may enter the NFL. And then the NFL and the NFLPA should come to an agreement over salary so teams feel safe in taking supplemental players based on skill without unforeseen holdouts and drama.

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