Pryor Included In NFL Draft, Must Sit Out 5 Games

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was declared eligible for Monday’s NFL supplemental draft but must sit out the first five games after he signs a contract.

The NFL announced Thursday he was eligible along with five other players. Pryor gave up his final season with the Buckeyes following an NCAA investigation into the football team’s memorabilia-for-cash scandal.

The league informed clubs that Pryor “made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL draft.” Among those, the league said, was his failure to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring of an agent in violation of NCAA rules.

Pryor may not practice or play until Week 6 of the NFL season.

Other players eligible for the draft are: defensive backs Torez Jones of Western Carolina and Tracy Wilson of Northern Illinois, defensive ends Keenan Mace of Lindenwood and Mike McAdoo of North Carolina and running back Caleb King of Georgia.

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    Like he was going to start , LMAO !

  • MichaelinCincinnati

    I’ld say the NFL 5 week ban is not likely enforceable as its unrelated to anything in the NFL. Perhaps after he is drafted & signs his contract, his attorneys might challenge such proviso. I do agree with Harry-not likely he’ld start anyway. I just don’t agree that the NFL has any power to punish Mr. Pryor for conduct completed as a college student.

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