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Report: Supplemental draft could be delayed

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With former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor trying to get into the supplemental draft and with the NFL dragging its feet when it comes to giving Pryor a final answer, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Commissioner Roger Goodell could delay the supplemental draft for a day or two.

Goodell, per Mort, is “rechecking all the facts,” which implies that the NFL had planned to exclude Pryor, but that the efforts of lawyer David Cornwell on Pryor’s behalf have gotten Goodell to realize that the league will be committing an injustice against Pryor if it keeps him out based on the flimsy notion that Pryor would have been eligible to play at Ohio State this year if he hadn’t left school.

Cornwell, by the way, will join PFT Live tomorrow to talk about the Pryor case.  Though I’m a firm believer in Pryor’s position, I’ll be fair in my questions and I’ll press Cornwell regarding the strengths of the league’ case for exclusion.

If, of course, I can figure out by Tuesday at noon exactly what those strengths are.

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26 Responses to “Report: Supplemental draft could be delayed”
  1. seabreezes51 says: Aug 15, 2011 7:57 PM

    Cows will take him in the fourth or fifth round.
    Wasting a draft pick.

  2. Lou Pickney says: Aug 15, 2011 7:58 PM

    I appreciate the NFL doing its due diligence on Pryor, but it sucks for guys like Caleb King who are missing out on potentially being in camp somewhere because of the delay.

  3. hobartbaker says: Aug 15, 2011 7:59 PM

    I think Raj is “checking all the facts” in his old law school books. Or at least I hope he is.

  4. tommyf15 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:01 PM

    Goodell to realize that the league will be committing an injustice against Pryor if it keeps him out based on the flimsy notion that Pryor would have been eligible to play at Ohio State this year if he hadn’t left school.

    It certainly is a flimsy notion.

    Terrelle Pryor has been banned from Ohio State, and the University itself says Pryor would not have been eligible to play there again.

  5. bigd88 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    “that the league will be committing an injustice against Pryor if it keeps him out based on the flimsy notion that Pryor would have been eligible to play at Ohio State this year if he hadn’t left school.”

    lolwut? That’s the whole point of the regular draft. So just because the NCAA was going to investigate any checks in his bank account and he was ticked that Tressel was gone he decides to bolt school and just use the supplemental draft as a crutch to go pro? Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. Nothing changed with regards to his eligibility since December. He was a perfectly eligible player who simply changed his mind and decided to go pro after the draft and it don’t work that way, Terrelle.
    This clown has been getting around the rules his entire life. I’m not Goodell’s biggest fan but it’s about time someone holds this guy accountable and to the same rules as everyone else.

  6. jcd213 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    It’s just like fantasy football, someone will pick him up for a bargaining chip.

  7. Patriot42 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:07 PM

    Why do they allow this criminal to disrupt the supplemental draft.

  8. tatum064 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:07 PM

    Let me translate Goodell; “How in the hell can I do this without this brash idiot (Pryor) getting an attorney to sue us later if we dont include him?”

  9. jacksaysfu says: Aug 15, 2011 8:15 PM

    Thumbs up if you want your team to draft Pryor before the 5th round. My thumb (eagles) is BARELY up but nothing better then a 4th.

  10. jimmysee says: Aug 15, 2011 8:34 PM

    How good could this guy be? Wisconsin beat Ohio State last year!

  11. animal47 says: Aug 15, 2011 8:36 PM

    What do you mean support him? He walked away from the program.. No one fired him. No one told him that he was no longer on the team.. Simply put, he quit on the team..

    Now why in heavens name would the NFL allow him to enter the draft is beyond me… Pryor should have to pay for his consequences…

  12. daburgher says: Aug 15, 2011 8:37 PM

    injustice? the guy is a punk and doesnt deserve special treatment…. its an injustice that were exposed to such poor reporting

  13. mikeypanic says: Aug 15, 2011 8:57 PM

    fidel is a joke.

  14. deconjonesbitchslap says: Aug 15, 2011 9:09 PM

    there are 90 guys on each team right now, and we have a post about the supplemental draft?

    Pryor’s only hope of success in the NFL is as a receiver or tight end.

  15. bendhur says: Aug 15, 2011 9:36 PM

    so tired of reading about special privilages for ghetto trash

  16. nicewolf64 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:44 PM

    i would love it if the nfl had the balls to say that any player declared ineligible by the ncaa for breaking rules, would not be available for ANY draft.

    this kid almost singlehandedly brought down his coach and is causing the university huge embarrassment. don’t reward him for being such an ass. he could have declared for the regular draft.

  17. radrntn says: Aug 15, 2011 10:01 PM

    well if bspn says it’s the raiders who is interested in pryor then you know they have no interest at all in drafting him.

  18. swcoach says: Aug 15, 2011 10:19 PM

    I love how people call this guy out like a punk, ghetto trash, criminal when no one even knows him. We praise all these athletes like they are superstars at such a young age yet we are surprised when they start believing it and feel they deserve it. I don’t agree with what Pryor did but its just ridiculous how short sighted and judgemental people are.

    @patriot… you might wanna check someone’s record before you go and call someone a criminal. Tell me one thing he’s been in trouble with the law other then traffic violations? Breaking NCAA rules doesn’t make anyone a criminal.

  19. opie333 says: Aug 15, 2011 10:27 PM

    Give the guy a break! He was broke! He won the crap he sold anyway! They should pay every college athlete about 1500$ a week perdem. They make colleges millions, and if they get hurt they get nothing! A lot of these guys go into college from the hood if they gave them a good set amount every week I think it might stop a lot of the nonsense! I know this for a fact, my dad coached at a large intercity school. My mom would make 25-30 extra sandwiches every day so my dad could hand them out after practice. Because the only way some of the guys got to eat supper was to steal it from the 7-11 across the street from the school. Give them what they need and some of the bad options will go away.

  20. whatswiththehate says: Aug 15, 2011 10:30 PM

    bendhur says:Aug 15, 2011 9:36 PM

    so tired of reading about special privilages for ghetto trash
    —————
    Oops, someone is showing their true color. U know ur never suppose to make anything directed at a black kid appear racist cause it doesn’t exist…”GHETTO TRASH”…..Like really???

  21. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 15, 2011 10:42 PM

    “Give them what they need and some of the bad options will go away.”
    _________________________________

    Why is the answer always to give someone something? What’s wrong with earning things like the rest of us?

  22. mwcarolina says: Aug 15, 2011 11:33 PM

    Just let him in. first off, he should be in and second, it’s not like he’s going to play this year anyway. he’s a QB who will be LATE for camp and wont learn the offense in time to even beat out 2nd QBs most likely. i think the best team for him is either Miami, Washington or Seattle where he can be a project, but i see Oakland or Buffalo getting him.

  23. opie333 says: Aug 16, 2011 12:38 AM

    Giving College athletes money for expenses and to help some of them with there families. Is really not giving anything there making those schools millions. I would just like to see some of the money go to who is making it. Not fat salaries for AD’s and college presidents. On Saturday nobody comes to see them, or English or Math teachers.

  24. nekelund says: Aug 16, 2011 1:44 AM

    Considering how little money the CBA allows teams to give in terms of salary and signing bonus for undrafted players (which I presume would either includre Pryor or, if not, would treat him as a later-round pick), Pryor is not getting rich this year even if he manages to become a starter and/or regular back-up. Let him play; his mistake has already cost him the chance of getting drafted high with a commensurate payday.

  25. nekelund says: Aug 16, 2011 1:47 AM

    swcoach: “I love how people call this guy out like a punk, ghetto trash, criminal when no one even knows him. We praise all these athletes like they are superstars at such a young age yet we are surprised when they start believing it and feel they deserve it. I don’t agree with what Pryor did but its just ridiculous how short sighted and judgemental people are.

    @patriot… you might wanna check someone’s record before you go and call someone a criminal. Tell me one thing he’s been in trouble with the law other then traffic violations? Breaking NCAA rules doesn’t make anyone a criminal.”

    Reggie Bush? When did you start posting comments on PFT?

  26. vbev63 says: Aug 16, 2011 11:06 AM

    As the QB, he was suppose to show good leadership skills on and off the field…He failed that by knowingly selling his stuff, and perhaps doing other things that he felt by quitting would not have to come out in the investigation. …Maybe he did not want to run the risk of perguring himself if officially questions by the NCAA.

    Every thing he has done shows me he is strictly for Pryor….He is a user and not a giver…I hope they let him sit out until the draft next April and think about his actions as that might make him a better man in the long-run.

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