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Terrelle Pryor loves him some Vick

When it comes to people’s opinion of Michael Vick, there’s not a lot of gray area involved.  While most would fall under the category of reviling him for his heinous actions toward man’s best friend, there are some who still respect the man.

In the latter group, you can include Ohio State starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

(And that sound you just heard was the whole of C-bus throwing up a little bit in their mouth and/or cringing.)

During yesterday’s narrow win over Navy, Pryor wore an eye-black patch underneath each eye.  Under his left eye was the word “Vick”.  OK, I’ll play along.  Why?

“I always looked up to Mike Vick and I always will, because I still think he is one of the best quarterbacks,” Pryor said according to the Columbus Dispatch. “I love Mike Vick.”

The sophomore wasn’t finished either…

“I know what happened with him and, I mean, I don’t want to talk much. I’m just going to be very short and sweet with it,” Pryor said, before doing the exact opposite. “But I just feel he made his mistake and I think he just needs more support.

“Not everybody is the perfect person in the world. Everyone does — kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me. I just feel that people need to give him a chance.”

“Take it easy, Terrelle,” Brian Fantana said upon hearing Pryor’s comments. “Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.”

Realizing that this could be a somewhat touchy subject for some fans, head coach Jim Tressel decided to use humor in the form of the difference in height between he and the 6-6 Pryor to deflect the issue.

“I’m not tall enough to see his eye black,” Tressel said.

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  1. Facts Domino says: Sep 6, 2009 2:46 PM

    Can’t say much for anyone that looks up to Mike Vick.

  2. kayC says: Sep 6, 2009 3:31 PM

    “Everyone does — kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me. I just feel that people need to give him a chance.”
    Yeah, my friends and I just went on a murdering spree last night. Followed it up with a little grand larceny and dog fighting once we sobered up this morning. Hey, we all make mistakes. Don’t judge.

  3. John Taylor says: Sep 6, 2009 3:34 PM

    ^^^That’s just freaking funny^^^

  4. nosferatu says: Sep 6, 2009 4:10 PM

    wow is he smart wonder if he is following the same class schedule that Mo Clarrett took.

  5. spacebatman says: Sep 6, 2009 4:20 PM

    If you grew up in a urban city?the HOOD, many of your friends would have broken the law by the time you graduated. Some of you just don’t understand that kind of life.

  6. dozo says: Sep 6, 2009 4:21 PM

    Terrelle Pryor: Mike, when this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!

  7. tighthead says: Sep 6, 2009 9:58 PM

    So i guess he is on a football scholarship rather than an academic one. Dumb as dog $h!t

  8. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 7, 2009 4:36 AM

    Same QB that barely led Ohio State past Navy. Not newsworthy.

  9. Missy-Susan says: Sep 7, 2009 5:51 AM

    I do believe in, “second chances,” in most cases. No one, myslef included, is perfect.
    In a similar venue, if a pedophile is found out, processed, convicted, serves his or her sentence, “to society,” he or she should be allowed to return to work. However, nothing to do with children; not even a grammar school crossing guard. They should also be, “branded,” for life.
    Performing his duties as a quaterback or other position for a professional team does have nothing to do with his mental sickness, it does put him in a position of being a, “role model;” someone to be looked up to. That is where I think his employement is wrong. He shouldn’t be in that position, again.
    Money rules. Not his; his team’s. If national commerical sponsors withdraw their ads on telecasts of his team, on their company’s products profile, that lack of inbound money will determine his career. I won’t matter how good he does his job.
    Then again, he could always get a job cleaning up the city dog pound, everyday, for the rest of his life. With his current money, he doesn’t need to be employed agian. It’s only his ego.
    As an aside, these dsys most professional athletes are not a good as the ones of the past eras. I grew up with Y.A.Tittle, Charlie Connerly, et cetera. A football player played the whole game; not just half or part of it. Probably less talent and stamina all the way around.
    Time will tell; money rules.
    Missy-Susan.

  10. Fapplejax says: Sep 7, 2009 8:30 AM

    “spacebatman says: September 6, 2009 4:20 PM ET
    If you grew up in a urban city?the HOOD, many of your friends would have broken the law by the time you graduated. Some of you just don’t understand that kind of life.”
    Yeah, Jeanette Pennsylvania is pretty much a small scale Detroit.
    Come on man. THINK, then TYPE.

  11. Pier588 says: Sep 7, 2009 9:31 AM

    Terrelle was more focused on his Mike Vick man-crush that the Middies. If its more of the same this week – at home or not – that frosh from USC will be handing him and the Buckeyes their collective asses.
    Freshman and Sophomore QBs should shut up an play football and leave their personal interests in their lockers.
    Ohio State and Pryor are getting a lot of raspberries this week over this unnecessary Vick eye black issue. The focus should be on the Trojans – not what political statement Pryor makes on his eye black.
    It will be interesting to see if he wears it again this week. I hope Tressel and OSU nips this in the bud.

  12. sultanofslot says: Sep 7, 2009 10:15 AM

    Wow, didn’t know someone could actually be less objective about Vick than Florio himself… not to mention, just as good at stirring up senseless controversy. Well done, John Taylor.

  13. BrownsTown says: Sep 7, 2009 11:02 AM

    First off, SmackMyVickUp is a damn funny user name.
    Secondly, while (as an OSU fan) I’d have preferred that he not rock a Vick tribute on the field, this is being made for more than it’s worth. Going forward, Tressel should inform “the QB” (from my Romeo Crennel playbook….. that’s for you, Mr. OBR reporter) that he shouldn’t be making statements on the field in any other way except through his play.

  14. Bill says: Sep 8, 2009 8:19 AM

    As an OSU fan, (who threw up in his mouth after I saw it) I have to wonder….why didn’t the coaches see this before the game? I can’t believe they let this young talented kid onto the field with a reference to a despised ex-convict’s name under his eye.
    C’mon people, this stuff can’t get past you! It was staring you in the FACE!

  15. efw_west says: Sep 10, 2009 3:18 PM

    @spacebatman — Pryor grew up about an hour away from the “urban hood” of Pittsburgh. Closer to country than city…..want to try something else?

  16. brasho says: Feb 13, 2010 1:28 PM

    And under the wise words and sage ideas of Terrelle Pryor, the state of California has decided to release Charles Manson. We all make mistakes, old Charlie has learned his lessons, man. Helter skelter, baby, go Vick, Terrelle, and the Buckeyes!
    I think we can effectively guess what Pryor’s Wonderlic score will be when he comes out of school. What did VY have? A five? I’m betting on Pryor hitting the under of four and a half.

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