Pryor camp anticipating ruling early this week

Though it’s unknown precisely when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will issue a ruling on the appeal of Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s five-game suspension, a source with knowledge of the situation tells us that Pryor’s camp anticipates that something could be decided in the next few days.

Typically, the league lets players know about suspensions (or non-suspensions) by Tuesday, since full-blown practice preparations for the next game start on Wednesday.

The former Ohio State quarterback’s five-game ban arises from the manner in which he became eligible for the 2011 supplemental draft, but comments in Goodell’s August 18 letter informing Pryor of the suspension made clear the league’s concern regarding incoming players who have violated NCAA regulations.

The Colts’ decision to suspend former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel six games confirms that the league can and will erect barriers to players and coaches who break NCAA rules.

14 responses to “Pryor camp anticipating ruling early this week

  1. Terrelle Pryor is not a sympathetic figure to the general public, but his suspension made no sense to me at the time and still makes no sense to me. Either he should have been eligible for the 2011 supplemental draft or he shouldn’t have been. Trying to split the difference, and coming across like it’s trying to enforce the rules of its de facto free minor league system, the NFL has looked very bad on this.

  2. It was a trade people. Jersey for tatoo. Black ball a kid for this. He already lost 90% of his NFL contract. Glad we got him. Wtf suspend Pete caroll for five years if its gonna be fair. Drop the suspension or Al’s gonna sue the shizt outta ya …..AGAIN.

  3. i hope they drop the suspension then maybe just maybe they will finally cut the very useless nick miller to make room on roster for pryor

  4. I don’t fault Terrelle at all.

    Consider, how much money do you think the “gifts” he received was? Now, consider how much money Terrelle made for Ohio State.

    The fault does not lie with Pryor. The fault lies in the broken NCAA system, where players make universities boatloads of money, yet are never compensated appropriately. A scholarship is nice, but comes nowhere close to matching the money that big time recruits make a university.

  5. This is my first post to PFT, been reading PFT for a long time, but just now signed up.
    As a lifelong and for too long a much suffering Raider fan I am glad old Al took a chance on Pryor.
    I think the suspension is wrong and sets a bad course.

  6. @ slightlyhyphy

    When a recruit signs a scholarship, they agree to abide by the rules of the aid agreement. The athletes trade their talents for tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Often times, the value of these agreements can be well into six figures. Having put a couple of people through college, free school is not a bad deal. The idea of opening up the Pandora’s Box of paying undergrads is a slippery slope. Do you pay the starters more than the reserves? Do you pay bonuses for TDs or All Star teams? Do you only pay the football players? How long before someone on the dive team files suit? The money generated by the revenue sports usually pays for the shortfalls of the non-revenue sports.

    Terrelle Pryor received consideration for his contributions to Ohio State. He decided he didn’t want to live up to his obligations. He was not some kind of victim. He was a volunteer. If he decided that he didn’t like the deal, he had a remedy. It’s called applying for the draft.

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