Terrelle Pryor Announces He Will Enter NFL Draft After All

A Promise just ain’t what it used to be?

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     A promise just isn’t what it used to be, apparently.  We all know the story by now; Terrelle Pryor and several of his Ohio State team mates sold a number of trophies and memorabilia items.  The NCAA suspended said players for the first 5 games of the 2011 season, leaving their status for this year’s sugar Bowl BCS game up to head coach Jim Tressel.  All five players, including Terrelle Pryor, are allowed to play the game (which the Buckeyes won in dramatic fashion over Arkansas)…. because they promised Tressel they would come back and serve their 2011 suspensions.

     But weather it was the notion of losing a half season next year, or the draft projections that moved Terrelle Pryor from a projected mid third round pick to a first rounder after his performance in the Sugar Bowl and the announcement that Andrew Luck was staying at Stanford,  Pryor has apparently decided that the dollars outweigh the promise.

     And who can blame him?  Was anyone actually surprised when it was leaked on Monday that he was declaring?  In half a season, he isn’t likely to improve his draft status.  The only real reason for him to stay in school would be to do so out of dedication to Ohio State, and let’s face it; in college football today the Universities don’t show much commitment to the players…. they simply use them as profit chips.  So why would we expect Terrelle Pryor to show such uncommon valor?  We shouldn’t have.  I probably wouldn’t have.  You probably wouldn’t have, either.  Such is college football today.  Deal with it.

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  1. Posted January 11, 2011 at 8:12 am

    nice article…

  2. Posted January 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    This is so shocking…..haha Did anyone really believe that he would return whether he was a first rounder or a fifth rounder. This was just a ploy by Ohio State to act as if they were really punishing these players for their “dirty deeds”. Just so happens that the NCAA rules committee president, just happens to be the president of Ohio State. This just reaffirms me that the NCAA needs to be completely “overhauled”. To many bowl games, and no true National Champion without a playoff system. Nice article Mo.

  3. Mike Morris
    Posted January 11, 2011 at 4:08 pm


  4. TwrRigger
    Posted January 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I agree! We all knew he was going to declare for the draft but as an Arkansas fan I would much rather play them with the full team than without the 5 players in suspect….Go Hogs!!

  5. AngelHeartsBuckeyes
    Posted January 11, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    You must have talked to the same souce who said Tress was leaving after the bowl game.

    He’s not leaving. Deal with that.

  6. LOLTrolled
    Posted January 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    LOL at anyone beveling anything this guy has to say.

  7. HogFaninTN
    Posted January 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    They used the wrong form of “weather” (sic). I call bs (for now).

  8. Cooper Cooperton
    Posted January 12, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Weather? My four-year-old son knows the difference between “whether” and “weather.” I hope you are not getting paid.

  9. me pdc
    Posted January 13, 2011 at 3:16 am

    Its clearly a lie. The players made the promise to Tressel, not the NCAA. If the NCAA was worried they were going pro they would’ve suspended them for the bowl game. Also anyone who believes this story is an idiot; he may still go pro, but the NCAA will not vacate the victory that would just make them look bad. Weather (I know, its a joke at the idiot that wrote this) or not he stays or goes….GO BUCKEYES 7-straight Big 10 titles (coming soon)

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