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Ohio State bans Terrelle Pryor from program; hello, supplemental draft

Terrelle Pryor Jim Tressel

Remember the concerns that Terrelle Pryor‘s supplemental draft status could be in jeopardy?

Yeah, scratch that.

Ohio State officially announced today that Pryor wouldn’t have been able to play at Ohio State at any point for the 2011 season and has banned him from any contact with the program for five years.

Why? We’re still figuring that out.

According to the Associated Press, Pryor’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, “sought and received a letter from Ohio State stating that he would not have been eligible even after his five-game suspension to start the season”.

Additionally, because Ohio State claims Pryor “failed to cooperate” with the NCAA’s investigation of improper benefits given to Buckeye players, Pryor has been told he is to be “completely disassociated” from the program for the next five years.

This means Pryor is in the middle of an unforeseen circumstance — and in a major, major way — and is eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft.

If and/or when it happens, of course.

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13 Responses to “Ohio State bans Terrelle Pryor from program; hello, supplemental draft”
  1. lbijake says: Jul 26, 2011 6:50 PM

    Looks like Terrelle is still pulling the strings at OSU. Suckers.

  2. rolltide510 says: Jul 26, 2011 6:56 PM

    Pro players have to ask for a release from their contract before they can sign with another one. Pretty cut and dry.

  3. drexelvol says: Jul 26, 2011 7:02 PM

    “According to the Associated Press, Pryor’s lawyer, Drew Rosenhaus”

    Rosenhaus is a lawyer now too?

  4. Ben Kercheval says: Jul 26, 2011 7:12 PM

    drexelvol,

    Rosenhaus would be pryor’s agent. Thanks for the catch. That’s what happens when you try and churn out copy too quickly.

  5. lethimplaycoach says: Jul 26, 2011 7:43 PM

    There have been rumors the past few months around Columbus that Coach Fickell didn’t like TP and that he was guaranteed to play after the suspension was over.

  6. lethimplaycoach says: Jul 26, 2011 7:44 PM

    ^^^ ….and that he WAS NOT guaranteed to play after the suspension was over.

  7. 10of14 says: Jul 26, 2011 8:18 PM

    OSU continues to fabricate to act as if they have been on it from the get go. Really?? If Pryor was not to play at all in 11, why are they just now saying that…cover up. Gene Washington is so in bed with the NCAA (a FACT I stated on here months ago), that had OSU getting away without a scratch from day one. I like Tressel, though he is now a liar to me, but he took the fall to gain “another payout.” he agreed to take the fall if OSU revoked his $250k fine originally levied. That, combined with Gene’s love relationship as a board member of the NCAA has saved their butt. If Pat Haden had been an active member of the NCAA board, USC would have fared the same…I know; I have been in this situation. OSU needs to get on their knees and send their thanks to God? Problem? Their “denial fans” and alumni won’t quit…keep your eyes on them!!

  8. weswelkerspornstash says: Jul 26, 2011 8:38 PM

    So did he sign some memorabilia in order to get his release

  9. mdnittlion says: Jul 26, 2011 9:05 PM

    Drew pulled some strings to help the kid out. The 5 year ban is a pretty smart idea, cause around the time the ban ends Pryor should be wrapping up his career working the drive through at the local burger joint in the greater Columbus area.

    I just want to know if they pull a Reggis Bush and take down all his stuff at the school, Rose/Fiesta/Sugar Bowl Pictures and the titles & trophy’s that go with it? Or a Maurice Clarett where you can come back to school at some point to finish your degree, but never contact anyone associated with the team? Or my personal favorite the OJ Simpson where all your stuff his still up at the school, but unofficial the university never wants you to come by the campus for the rest of your life, no matter what?

  10. hitdog042 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:08 PM

    Who’s Gene Washington lol. Big fan are you?

  11. hitdog042 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:10 PM

    Actually Rosenhaus is a lawyer. Graduated law school in the early 80s I believe.

  12. tdub821 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:08 AM

    Hey Terrelle Pryor, Luke Fickell and Jim “Gay Sweater Vest” Tressel….”Dead Man Walking”

  13. tedlinko says: Jul 27, 2011 12:44 PM

    Yes, he is a lawyer. Or at least he has a law degree — Duke Law School. Now whether he ever passed the bar in any state I don’t know.

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