ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Pryor’s lawyer David Cornwell filed a letter to appeal two weeks ago without talking to Pryor, Pryor’s agent, or the NFLPA. Furthermore, Cornwell’s letter reportedly just reserves the right to appeal.
In the meantime, Cornwell has sadly suffered a stroke. He hasn’t spoken with Pryor about the decision to appeal. Pryor hasn’t granted his approval for any appeal to move forward.
Pryor told the NFL he wouldn’t appeal the suspension when he was allowed to be drafted.
“The feeling is Cornwell won’t proceed without Pryor’s consent, though some players around the leauge would like to see an appeal,” Schefter reports.
In short: This is a mess, with a lot of conflicting interests from Pryor to Cornwell to the NFLPA.