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Pryor appeal denied

Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:20 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 5:10 pm
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It's official: Terrelle Pryor's appeal of his five-game suspension has been denied by commissioner Roger Goodell. Pryor will serve the remaining two games of his suspension. No, this announcement isn't a total shock, but the entire episode is now put to rest.

More on this later.
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Category: NFL
Tags: Raiders
 
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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Pryor appeal denied

So, when he did something as a non-employee of the NFL that was in violation of the former company he worked for (NCAA/OSU), he's being punished again. 

Now, normal world comparatiive:
John works for Coca-Cola (TP at OSU/NCAA)
John gets suspended from work for being late a lot.
John quits because he needs to get paid.
John changes jobs and goes to work for Nike (TP & the NFL)

Does Nike reserve the right to suspend John because he was in violation at Coca-Cola?
Yes, they could, but they shouldn't have hired him in the first place if that was their view. (NFL shouldn't have let him join this year)
Instead, they should just consider it a "this is an issue for Coca-Cola", not for Nike.

I think the NFL dropped the ball on this. If they want to play the ethics card, etc. then crack down on anything that is done in violation of anything (speeding, swearing in public, murder, etc.) They can't...and they won't. Yes, they take a stance on things more now than they did before, but what did TP actually do wrong? He violated a rule imposed by the money grubbing NCAA that refuses to allow student athletes to work, earn money, etc., while being a student athlete - although, other students on non-athletic scholarships can work and earn money - all the while, the NCAA earns billions off of these students.

NFL...you've failed here. 
TP...I think you're a bit of jackwagon, but you should still be playing if the NFL was willing to hire you. 

Regardless, the Raiders may have just landed a better version of Kordell Stewart ;-)
And KS didn't exactly light up the league.

 



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Pryor appeal denied

Haha I can't think of a more ridiculous system than having the guy that makes the initial decision in charge of appeals as well.  Oh yeah and also let that guy make a decision, decide the evidence, decide the punishment, and enforce the punishment. 

That isn't exactly a system.  Why even have an appeal process in place?  Obviously nobody is going to come up with something and then change their mind right away because you asked them to re-consider. 



Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Pryor appeal denied

Teres, you're a clown and a hater.  Why not post your favorite teams on your profile... can't stand the heat?


Terrelle is as big a clown as you.  Last time I checked, the NCAA is an amateur association with no association with the NFL... so how does the NFL have the right to suspend him for something that happened in college.  This is just more proof that the NCAA is nothing but a minor league system that lives off of broke kids.  It's jealous idiots like you who perpetuate the crap.





Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Pryor appeal denied

The league commissioner has issued his ruling.   Mr. TP Pryor, justice has been served.  Eventually you will grow up and learn young one.

Case ruling rendered, Mr. Goodell has spoken. 

 




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Pryor appeal denied

I wonder if Pryor's sense of entitlement is even the least bit affected by the last few months?  I am guessing that it isn't.  I just wish THE Ohio State University would make him angry enough to tell the NCAA what is really going on in Columbus.


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