Terrelle Pryor is no longer an Ohio State Buckeye. According to his lawyer, he “has decided to forego his senior season” for “the best interest of (his) teammates.” His lawyer described “an emotional roller-coaster” surrounding the NCAA investigations concerning him. Presumably, Pryor will try to enter the NFL’s Supplemental Draft, where he’d be worth a third or fourth round pick.
While it stands, Pryor posted a 31-4 record as a starter in three seasons and led the Buckeyes to two BCS bowl wins. Pryor may be finished as an OSU player, but, unfortunately, Ohio State won’t be finished with his legacy for years to come.
Here’s a detail that could become significant. Pryor no longer needs to cooperate with the NCAA.
This may have had something to do with Pryor’s departure. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, a former friend saw Pryor make $20,000 to $40,000 signing autographs. I suppose that would explain how he was making his car payments…
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