Still no word on Pryor appeal

AP

Typically, Tuesday is the last day of the week on which decisions to suspend or not suspend players are communicated.  That’s because the first official day of preparation for the next game starts on Wednesday.

For Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, a source with knowledge of the situation says there has still been no decision on the appeal of his five-game suspension.  Which likely means that the suspension won’t be lifted before the fourth game of it.

At this point, the only real question is whether Pryor will get any, some, or all of his five game checks.  If the suspension is lifted, he’ll make up only one week of practice — and he’ll be able to play in only one of the five games.

During the suspension, Pryor is allowed to work out at the team facility.  He can’t participate in practice.

It’s unclear why it’s taking so long.  Given the controversial nature of the NFL’s new approach to delaying the entry of players and coaches who have run afoul of NCAA regulations, if nothing else the decisions should be made on a far more timely basis.

50 responses to “Still no word on Pryor appeal

  1. The decision will be made…on the final day of Pryor’s suspension. Goodell is terrified over making a decision on this either way.

  2. There’s a very good chance the Raiders can make a Super Bowl run. Great offensive line. Great Runners and an Average QB who gets hot. We’ve seen it before. They are really physical on defense.

  3. Roger Goodell is a despot, a tyrant… whatever adjective you care to use. He’s running the NFL like it’s his own personal kingdom which he rules with unlimited and absolute power. Regardless of what Goodell thinks of Pryor and his running afoul of NCAA rules, as a matter of common courtesy and respect for the leagues appeal process he should at least reply. Goodell’s lack of professionalism here is stunning. I cannot wait until someone, anyone, gives Roger his comeuppance. What an ass…

  4. He doesn’t want to lose his paychecks because of the suspensions. His agent is losing out too. It’s all about the benjamins. It’s got nothing to do with getting on the field to play( for now).

  5. Don’t confuse the rules as they apply to Terrelle Pryor with the rules that apply to all the other players in the league. You should realize that by now.

  6. “At this point, the only real question is whether Pryor will get any, some, or all of his five game checks. If the suspension is lifted, he’ll make up only one week of practice — and he’ll be able to play in only one of the five games.”

    Maybe that’s the point. Delay until he misses said games then said he’s good to go. Duh…

  7. Does it really matter? The longer this kid sits the better. I’m not sold either way on him being any good, but it couldn’t hurt his development to learn the offense. He can work out and study the playbook. That’s what he needs right now anyway.

  8. trbowman says:

    Have the Raiders figured out Pryor isn’t an NFL quarterback yet?

    I bet you said the same thing about Newton.

  9. CANT WAIT to see Terrelle Pryor, Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Louis Murphy, and Taiwan Jones all on the field at the same time! WOWWWW!

    RAIDER NATION!

  10. The number you have dialed, 1800-WAA-WAAA has changed. The new number is, 1800-Boo-Hooo!

    Please make a note of it!

  11. Tedy Bruschi thinks you need to lose the awe factor if you’re surprised this ruling is taking too long.

  12. Another example of Goddell’s tyrannical rule of the NFL. He’s already set a terrible precedent by becoming political bedfellows with the hypocritical, self-serving NCAA. Someone needs to sue Goddell’s idiotic self so that he and the NFL brass can look like the dummies in court that they are these days

  13. Geez, you’re going to be a month into your suspension next week. Just serve your time and STFU. I agree Goodell is the NFL’s Hitler and needs to be given the Old Yeller treatment but at this point it’s pointless to appeal.

  14. raiderrob21

    CANT WAIT to see Terrelle Pryor, Darren McFadden, Denarius Moore, Jacoby Ford, Louis Murphy, and Taiwan Jones all on the field at the same time! WOWWWW!

    RAIDER NATION!

    ———————————————–

    THE DREAM TEAM!

  15. Pryor should be suspended another 5 games for lying. He said he wouldn’t appeal the suspensions just so that he could enter the supplemental draft, then turned around and filed the appeal once drafted. The guys a cheater and a liar – I wish (and I’m sure Goodell does too) they never let him enter the supplemental draft to begin with. Suspend him for the entire season Goodell – the Raiders got a good thing going right now – they don’t need a cancer and non-team player.

  16. Any Cheat Carroll gets his suspension when? Prior should sue and watch the NFL get owned in court.

    in what way would the NFL get owned? I’m almost positive in his particular situation he has no legal ground against the NFL.

  17. Whether he’s in uniform next week or not, there’s not gonna be a QB battle when he returns. Jason Campbell is starting to become the guy we’d hope he’d be. Maybe the fact that the raiders drafted Pryor struck a nerve and now he’s playing with a purpose. Whatever the case maybe, this offense is clicking on all cylinders and we still haven’t seen what this baby can really do. When Pryor does return, that’s just another guy waiting in the wings with something to prove. I consider my raiders as the appollo 13 of the NFL. Everything that could’ve gone wrong, went wrong. The coaches and players have found a way to get this ship back to earth and it looks like we’re coming home. We’re not there yet, but we’re coming. Go Raiders

  18. I don’t think any player has been dicked around by the NFL to the extent Pryor has since they integrated the game, 60 years ago or whatever.

  19. Deciding to not decide is still a decision, so making something plain would be nice. Goodell is being foolish.

  20. trbowman says:
    Sep 27, 2011 8:34 PM
    Have the Raiders figured out Pryor isn’t an NFL quarterback yet?

    ====================
    The Jets found out the Raiders are an NFL team. Ask Sanchez how a hot dog tastes with a broken nose.

  21. kinggw says:
    Sep 27, 2011 10:25 PM
    trbowman says:

    Have the Raiders figured out Pryor isn’t an NFL quarterback yet?

    I bet you said the same thing about Newton.

    I was just about to post the same thing. A 3rd round gamble on a gifted and talented player like Pryor at QB, hell yes! All those critics and fans across the country bagging on Cam Newton from the day he was drafted and throughout the whole pre-season. He’s definitely quieted the critics and made all of those loud mouths eat their words.

  22. KeepitReal says:
    Sep 27, 2011 8:42 PM
    There’s a very good chance the Raiders can make a Super Bowl run. Great offensive line. Great Runners and an Average QB who gets hot. We’ve seen it before. They are really physical on defense.
    ————————————————————————————————————————————– there’s a chance sure, but slow down a bit it is only week 4. and for a kid who was the only one taken in the supplemental draft, who had to get permission to enter it(and made a deal to enter it with a 5 game suspension without fighting it). goodell is flipping him and his agent the bird right now. I don’t blame goodell one bit, i hope the best for pryor but he accepted this deal and should live with it. oh and raiders can you celebrate touchdowns differently, jumping into the stands is for packers fans and players.

  23. there’s a chance sure, but slow down a bit it is only week 4. and for a kid who was the only one taken in the supplemental draft, who had to get permission to enter it(and made a deal to enter it with a 5 game suspension without fighting it). goodell is flipping him and his agent the bird right now. I don’t blame goodell one bit, i hope the best for pryor but he accepted this deal and should live with it. oh and raiders can you celebrate touchdowns differently, jumping into the stands is for packers fans and players.
    ==================
    Since our two franchises played in the 2nd Super Bowl ever played, its all good, dude. Our GM BUILT THE PACKERS.

    Ron Wolf left the L.A. Raiders, went to Green Bay, and pulled the trade for Brett Favre.

    Dont worry, we’ll be up to Lambeau….we can compare celebrations then.

  24. “I bet you said the same thing about Newton.
    I was just about to post the same thing. A 3rd round gamble on a gifted and talented player like Pryor at QB, hell yes! All those critics and fans across the country bagging on Cam Newton from the day he was drafted and throughout the whole pre-season. He’s definitely quieted the critics and made all of those loud mouths eat their words.”

    Nobody is eating anything! It’s three games! And he hasn’t taken his HGH test yet! Scam Newton has never been successful at anything in which he didn’t cheat!

  25. Goodell will rule early next week that Pryor will be eligible to play in the 5th game. Then he can be all like, “I’m so kind and merciful, I’ve allowed Pryor to come back one game early! What do you mean dictator?”

  26. Pryor really didn’t have a choice on the appeal. He was “asked” to do it by his union brothers(every player in the league) as the suspension set a bad precedent for the future. Being punished by an employer for things done before ever working for them is a very slippery slope. I personally feel he should file a lawsuit with the NLRB, like Benson just did.

  27. i wonder if this drags on for a few more weeks, and then they rule he is eligible, and is due all retro pay for the past few weeks. I would think it would be the raiders who would have to pay him and not the NFL…..so in all reality the nfl has no motive to move fast, since they are not at risk of anything. Just one more way to screw the raiders.

    I think the raiders need to appeal Prors suspension, and hold the nfl liable for damages caused to the team for not allowing one of it’s players not being allowed to play. At least then the league is on the hook, and not the raiders.

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