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‘Decent shot’ Pryor tries his hand at UFL first

Terrelle Pryor Jim Tressel

As many of you have already alluded to, whether jokingly or not, there could be a good shot that the now “former” Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will try his luck in the United Football League before moving on up to the east side (better known as the NFL).

A “well-placed UFL source” told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Pryor would benefit from time in the UFL under former NFL such as Marty Schottenheimer, Dennis Green, Jim Fassel and Jerry Glanville and that there’s a “decent shot” that Pryor will follow through on that choice.

Pryor’s lawyer, Larry James, also told ESPN’s Joe Schad that Pryor hasn’t applied for the supplemental draft — yet — and might consider the Canadian Football League. The 2011 Canadian Football League Draft was held on May 8.

The NFL’s supplemental draft still hasn’t been set in stone, although a tentative date has been set for sometime in July. To be eligible for the supplemental draft, a player must meet a set of criteria, such as losing his eligibility or becoming academically ineligible, and send an application to the NFL’s league office.

Pryor is expected to begin exploring his options some time next week, though a deadline for the application for the supplemental draft hasn’t been set.

With the NFL lockout ongoing, it actually might behoove Pryor to get in some valuable coaching if he plans on being a quarterback at the next level. Or, if he decides to switch positions as some NFL scouts suggest *cough*Mel Kiper*cough*, it would give him time to learn the position.

For what it’s worth, here are some early odds as to what Pryor might choose to do, courtesy of Bodog.

  • Play in the NFL 10/11
  • Play in the CFL 5/4
  • Play in the UFL 3/1
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19 Responses to “‘Decent shot’ Pryor tries his hand at UFL first”
  1. myballsmyrules says: Jun 8, 2011 3:15 PM

    Terrell” show me the money” Pryor will have to go to the UFL. He doesn’t have the talent to play in the NFL.

    Man he is going to take a huge cut in pay from what he made at his last employer

  2. blitz4848 says: Jun 8, 2011 3:16 PM

    Play in the NFL 10/11
    Play in the CFL 5/4
    Play in the UFL 3/1
    Ben—you left out one of the lines

    End up in JAIL 2/1

  3. Ben Kercheval says: Jun 8, 2011 3:22 PM



  4. DC Dawg says: Jun 8, 2011 3:22 PM

    One more you left out Ben:

    Finish his career at Wal-Mart 7/2

  5. jaggedmark says: Jun 8, 2011 3:28 PM

    If Pryor doesn’t succeed at pro football, perhaps he can make it with his other passion: Open a tattoo parlor.

  6. WingT says: Jun 8, 2011 3:32 PM

    Used car salesman in Columbus by 2012

  7. myballsmyrules says: Jun 8, 2011 3:48 PM


  8. jsarge99 says: Jun 8, 2011 3:49 PM

    The cfl draft is only for Canadian kids, but cfl training camps have started and the preseason starts next week. I don’t know when the ufl starts, but that’s where my money would go.

  9. myballsmyrules says: Jun 8, 2011 3:53 PM

    Maybe he can get a deal with a lie detector manufacturer?

  10. 2007chill says: Jun 8, 2011 4:01 PM

    And the back of his jersey will say, “THEY HATE ME”.

  11. 78lion says: Jun 8, 2011 5:03 PM

    Sugar Daddy Sarniak will give him a position polishing glass.

  12. BrownsTown says: Jun 8, 2011 8:24 PM

    Maybe he can get a job telling bad jokes in the comments sections of CFT.

    Oops, the market is flooded. Probably better to try elsewhere.

  13. joerevs300 says: Jun 8, 2011 8:29 PM

    Bust in the NFL: 2/1
    Comparisons to Kordell Stewart: 10/1
    Ending up with a loser NFL franchise: 1/1

  14. vicksprman says: Jun 8, 2011 9:46 PM

    Maybe I’m missing something but where do you folks get off suggesting he’ll spend time in Prison? He’ll play professional football somewhere how well will be up to how he adapts to the pro level. I don’t see anyone suggesting that Tressel’s next occupation is prison why is that?

  15. Deb says: Jun 8, 2011 11:06 PM

    @BrownsTown …


    @vicksprman …

    Because Tressel isn’t a black kid. Because they’re idiots.

  16. goforthanddie says: Jun 9, 2011 4:15 AM

    Richard Pryor will have a better NFL career than this lump.

  17. edgy says: Jun 9, 2011 9:00 AM

    He would be best served by the CFL. They have a very good support system for QBs and they’re not holding their players hostage with buyout fees that are prohibitive. He could get into the game NOW and get a lot of time under his belt before the NFL season even starts and if he gets a team that’s hopeless out of it by the middle of the season and the NFL is playing, he could probably get a release for an NFL team that may take a chance on him. The UFL season starts too late and they won’t just let him go to the NFL. He needs a lot of work and if he doesn’t recognize this and waits for the UFL then he’s too deluded to be worth looking at, even as a long term project.

  18. puppetmaster says: Jun 9, 2011 2:19 PM


    The civil rights watchdog, and black advancement lobbiest

  19. puppetmaster says: Jun 9, 2011 2:23 PM

    BrownsTown says:
    Jun 8, 2011 8:24 PM
    Maybe he can get a job telling bad jokes in the comments sections of CFT.

    Oops, the market is flooded. Probably better to try elsewhere.

    What a stupid attempt at being witty.

    Have you looked in the mirror lately Mr. Black Kettle?

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