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Still no word on Pryor appeal

Terrelle Pryor, Eddie McGee 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.

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50 Responses to “Still no word on Pryor appeal”
  1. trbowman says: Sep 27, 2011 8:34 PM

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

  2. ken0west says: Sep 27, 2011 8:36 PM

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

  3. eaglessuperfan says: Sep 27, 2011 8:39 PM

    Not like he is gonna do anything but stand on the sideline anyway?

  4. outburst78 says: Sep 27, 2011 8:40 PM

    He’ll hear something in another two weeks.

  5. Chairman Al says: Sep 27, 2011 8:42 PM

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

  6. rdrs68 says: Sep 27, 2011 8:42 PM

    no big deal they is doing fine without him.

  7. 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.

  8. jayrams39 says: Sep 27, 2011 8:44 PM

    Who else saw this coming? #firegoodell

  9. 10kmp says: Sep 27, 2011 8:50 PM

    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…

  10. terumiarai says: Sep 27, 2011 8:51 PM

    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).

  11. favreforever says: Sep 27, 2011 8:52 PM

    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.

  12. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 27, 2011 8:52 PM

    “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…

  13. marshawnlynchlookslikepredator says: Sep 27, 2011 9:31 PM

    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.

  14. charger383 says: Sep 27, 2011 9:36 PM

    This suspension is just wrong and sets a bad policy.
    He is in the league where they really pay players now.

  15. colinsnooks says: Sep 27, 2011 9:37 PM

    They should of let Pryor play while it was under appeal, then he could serve his suspension at the end of his career like those Starcaps guys.

  16. flavordave says: Sep 27, 2011 9:37 PM

    Tikis in a state of flabbergastion awaiting the news.

  17. 00reo says: Sep 27, 2011 10:05 PM

    Mostly b/c no one cares about Pryor

  18. 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.

  19. raiderrob21 says: Sep 27, 2011 10:34 PM

    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!

  20. pappysarcasm says: Sep 27, 2011 10:43 PM

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

    Please make a note of it!

  21. 3octaveFart says: Sep 27, 2011 11:21 PM

    Goodell is just waiting for the plain, unmarked envelope to be passed to him.

  22. vincentbojackson says: Sep 27, 2011 11:32 PM

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

  23. psdaleno says: Sep 27, 2011 11:37 PM

    in uniform he looks like a teenage kid dressed in his dads oversized suit.

  24. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 27, 2011 11:41 PM

    Oh snap. I forgot all about Pryor. And now back to not remembering him.

  25. madisonave99 says: Sep 27, 2011 11:45 PM

    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

  26. stixzidinia says: Sep 27, 2011 11:46 PM

    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.

  27. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 28, 2011 12:01 AM

    10kmp:

    Thumbs down becuase those are nouns, bro.

  28. pacash80 says: Sep 28, 2011 12:15 AM

    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!

  29. 9ersurf says: Sep 28, 2011 12:41 AM

    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.

  30. coachliquoredup says: Sep 28, 2011 12:42 AM

    Big deal. Like it really makes a difference when he will be allowed to hold the clipboard.

  31. jmacphee9 says: Sep 28, 2011 12:57 AM

    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.

  32. grimmlock42 says: Sep 28, 2011 1:01 AM

    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

  33. tdk24 says: Sep 28, 2011 1:10 AM

    He’ll be good trade bait next year when Luck doesn’t pan out.

  34. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Sep 28, 2011 1:35 AM

    Goodell isnt making a decision on Pryor because Mr Davis told him not to. RAIDERNATION.

  35. favreforever says: Sep 28, 2011 2:19 AM

    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.

  36. orthodoxdj says: Sep 28, 2011 2:20 AM

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

  37. kylexitron says: Sep 28, 2011 2:24 AM

    “Pryor” and “Appeal” – two words that only go together in Al Davis’ universe.

  38. sundog05 says: Sep 28, 2011 2:55 AM

    Even if Prior is cleared to play, you can expect an unmotivated player since he’s taking a paycut going from OSU to the Raiders.

  39. philyeagles5 says: Sep 28, 2011 3:24 AM

    what a joke. the day before the 5th game, theyll prolly reject his appeal.

  40. 1bigtex says: Sep 28, 2011 5:29 AM

    And still no word on why regular Raiders poster, “huejackson”, thinks that Pryor won the Heisman and graduated with straight A’s.

  41. tatum064 says: Sep 28, 2011 6:04 AM

    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.

  42. tv426 says: Sep 28, 2011 6:28 AM

    Goodell should decide on the appeal just after game 6.

  43. anhdazman says: Sep 28, 2011 6:36 AM

    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.

  44. vikescry1 says: Sep 28, 2011 7:01 AM

    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.

  45. tatum064 says: Sep 28, 2011 7:31 AM

    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.

  46. pappysarcasm says: Sep 28, 2011 8:04 AM

    “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!

  47. rskills says: Sep 28, 2011 8:44 AM

    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?”

  48. umrguy42 says: Sep 28, 2011 8:47 AM

    So, Cedric Benson gets to play through his appeal, but Pryor doesn’t. How does that work again?

  49. grilledjesus says: Sep 28, 2011 9:20 AM

    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.

  50. radrntn says: Sep 28, 2011 11:22 AM

    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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