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The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:27 am
 
OPENING HIT: Well, maybe not no chance. Maybe it's one percent. Or five. Or 15. But for all practical purposes Terrelle Pryor's appeal to the commissioner to shorten his five game suspension will ultimately fail. It's doomed.

Pryor and his agent Drew Rosenhaus met with Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. Rosenhaus said he expects a ruling soon. I've been told one could come as early as Friday (but my guess is Monday).

A variety of league and union sources expect the commissioner to totally reject Pryor's appeal. I think if Goodell could reject the appeal and then do an Ochocinco-like post-rejection touchdown, he would.

The Pryor case raises all kinds of interesting issues. Two are the most important. First, Goodell has invested a great deal of effort, sweat and blood into this new initiative of not allowing college players to break the rules in college and then use the NFL as an escape vessel. You can agree or disagree with that but this is the NFL's plan. They won't allow players like Pryor a free pass into their league.

Thus reversing his decision to suspend Pryor would undermine all of that. That's the main reason why Pryor's suspension will probably hold.

The second issue is the biggest and an old one. It's about commissioner power. The biggest thing players remain upset about post-lockout is that Goodell retained his power to be judge and jury on suspension issues like Pryor. It absolutely infuriates a number of them and Goodell upholding his own ruling will drive them to drink.

In effect, this will be a divisive issue in the NFL for a long, long time.

But for now Pryor shouldn't make any plans to play any time soon.
Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 10:38 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

I cannot wait until a current player (not Reggie Bush) is brought to light for violations while in school. The school will be punished, and Goodell will ignore it. People will forget about his hipocrisy, and it will carry on. I, however, will just laugh at the double standards he seems so oblivious about.

You don't understand why Pryor got suspended so stop typing, learn a little and get back to us a little later on when you're ready to post something that makes even a little bit of sense.  Pryor got into a lot of trouble at Ohio State and because of what he did and because he was facing a suspension ran away with the hopes he could play in the NFL.  That isn't allowed.... you can't compare it to anybody else because Pryor's situation was different and has rarely if ever happened before. 



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:22 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

The NFL needs to step back for a moment.  The percentage of players that can show up day one of the NFL with a clean record from college is very low.  At what point will the NFL stop enforcing rules for the NCAA?  Most of these players are 22-23 years old and have barely been an adult.  College is just four more years of school with no parents.  Turnabout would be that Terrelle Pryor becomes a stud in the NFL.  Hey Reggie Bush what do you think about all this?



Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2011 8:02 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

This is a lot of bull first what did Pryor do
wrong in the first place sell his own ring. second they were planning to let Tressell
slide right in there if no one spoke up. You could see that by the BS job they
gave him anyone could do that job again is playing God that why all college player
should leave as soon as their eligible. Their just exploiting the kids anyway




Since: Sep 16, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 7:09 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

the only problem with what the pryor suspension is that they have done nothing to pete carroll of seatle . you cant have a double standard. you also cant dismiss the precedent of adjusting the suspension of rothlisberger for what is without doubt a much worse offense. you cant give a lesser penalty for breaking a law for breaking a rule



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:58 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

He probably said he wouldn't challenge it before he saw Jason Campbell play.  The Raiders, also after watching Campbell play, probably asked him to appeal as well.

So it's pretty much all Campbell's fault.  Campbell, stop sucking already.  I liked Bruce Gradkowski better myself.



Since: Jun 23, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:21 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

The only reason I could see it mattering is if he is suspended with or without pay.  I don't see him being on an active roster all of 2011.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:14 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

Pryor has a voice in this matter! The manly thing to do was say no thank you to the NFLPA.
Manic, Manly, yes, and, I'll even add courageous but in reality pretty stupid. You don't get hired by a company, enter into a Union, and then turn around and tell the Union "No Thank You" when they ask you to do something. Especially when you have no clout and are a virtual newby. Nilch!

Years ago if you tried that with a Union you would end up "sleeping with the fishes" or at the least need medical attention.

No, let it play out and don't be too judgemental.

This whole mess is not black and white. There are probably so many grey areas we don't know about that have a bearing on all the "whys and wherefores".

Let's hope it ends soon and as we expect.





Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:42 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

Pryor has a voice in this matter! The manly thing to do was say no thank you to the NFLPA.



Since: Jun 29, 2011
Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:40 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

First of all I agree with Machine 14, this had to be driven by the NFLPA. If nothing was done they would look like a non-entity. If Pryor really wants to challenge the suspension he would then take it to a court of law. We'll see if that happens.

I'm still cloudy about one thing.

First, Goodell has invested a great deal of effort, sweat and blood into this new initiative of not allowing college players to break the rules in college and then use the NFL as an escape vessel. You can agree or disagree with that but this is the NFL's plan. They won't allow players like Pryor a free pass into their league.
I was under the impression that due to the lateness of TP's application to the supplemental draft he was not really eligble. Goodell could have just said "see ya next year in the regular draft". But, considering the Lockout and TP's request, it was allowed to go forth with the provision of the 5 game suspension being accepted by Pryor and his agent. I don't see where a request to make an exception is using "the NFL as an escape vessel" nor do I see it as a "free pass" when the answer could have been, and in my opinion should have been, NO. I really feel there are other circumstances involved. Mainly a possible law suit if he were not allowed to enter the supplemental draft. That's the last thing the NFL needed after going through months of negotiations with the NFLPA. Secondly, I believe certain money issues wanted Pryor in now rather than later and put pressure on the Commissioner.

I just don't see that "any request" is construed as circumventing any rrules when there are options involved. Sort of like asking your boss for a raise when there is usually a cost of living allowance put into a contract for service. You can't really blame anyone for trying.

Question: If Terrelle Pryor would have said after finding out he was being voluntarily suspended 5 games by Ohio State, "I'm going into the regular NFL draft and leaving Ohio State", would the same punishment apply? Perhaps? He certainly would have been eligible at that time. Remember the Lockout was just on the horizon. No one knew if we were going to have a shortened or NFL season at all. I'm not saying he didn't deserve some sort of punishment except for the fact that I think Goodell is treading on very thin ice. Hence the Appeal as I believe is being driven by the NFLPA and not directly by Pryor.

Let's hope the appeal is denied, all parties are satisfied, and we can finally put this matter to bed.



Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 11:35 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: Terrelle Pryor has no shot

One can only hope that Goodell realizes the mistake he made by letting Pryor into the draft in the first place and increases the suspension, this move only once again shows that Pryor genuinely feels he is above all rules and regulations. He really needs to just shut up and take what has been given to him, he has been given an opporunity that he doesn't deserve and is now thumbing his nose st the people that were gracious enough to give him the opportunity.


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