Back in December, Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor was suspended for the first five games of 2011 for his part in a memorabilia scandal. Based on what the Columbus Dispatch is reporting, Pryor probably won’t play at all next season once the NCAA is done investigating the many cars he’s driven.
The NCAA and the Ohio State University’s compliance office are conducting an independent investigation of Terrelle Pryor amid allegations that the star quarterback may have received cars and other extra benefits, sources told The Dispatch today.
Pryor has been questioned by OSU compliance officials in the past, but sources said this is the most significant inquiry to date. He already has been interviewed at least once by investigators within the past few weeks, sources said.
Pryor and the cars he drives have been an issue since he arrived on campus three years ago. Pryor has been connected to more than a half dozen vehicles during his time at Ohio State, according to sources.
According to a well-reported SI story that went online last night, Pryor might have driven as many as eight cars in three years at Ohio State. It’s probably time to bring back that NFL Supplemental Draft rumor, right? According to a report today, the draft will be held in July, so perhaps Pryor will indeed apply.
For one of the most coveted high school recruits in the last decade, Terrelle Pryor sure was a bust. He can’t totally be fingered as the guy who brought down the OSU program, but depending on how this car situation turns out, he certainly will be in the discussion (down the list after after see-no-evil, hear-no-evil Jim Tressel, of course). I don’t even think Pryor will have a productive pro career – unless he considers playing receiver, H-Back or tight end.