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Terrelle Pryor, four teammates suspended first five games of 2011

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Also suspended are running back Dan Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and offensive tackle Mike Adams. Offenses include selling their 2008 Big Ten championship rings:


    The question is, does this lead Pryor (and perhaps Adams) to go ahead and jump to the NFL?
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    As long as they're still cool to play the highest-rated game of the year, it's all good.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they're in the clear for the Sugar Bowl. Should have mentioned that in the first post.

    I've seen Posey ranked among the top 10 WRs for the 2011 draft. I assume he's all but gone now.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I hope they do, if for no other reason, than to escape the NCAA's bullshit.

    Their offenses are so serious, yet they can still play in the Sugar Bowl? This wouldn't have anything to do with the bowl being worth big bucks, now would it?

    And the rings are a reward for winning their conference. Why shouldn't they be able to sell them? It was given to them.
  5. rtse11

    rtse11 Member

    They're not suspended for the bowl because they did not receive adequate rules education during the time period the violations occurred, the NCAA said. Wait ... WHAT?
    I'm surprised Tressel, who's such a control freak, wasn't more diligent in "rules education"
  6. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    It's a speeding ticket. It's not like they shopped themselves to the highest bidder during the recruitment process.
  7. rtse11

    rtse11 Member

    Right, they should have said their daddy's sold the stuff without their knowledge.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I always have the same question about these "so-and-so will be required to repay X amount to charity" sanctions, though: where does a student-athlete who sold his bowl ring because his momma needed the money come up with between $1,000 and $2,500 that has to be repaid?
  9. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    The NCAA is so hypocritical.

    I'd be great if Pryor came and out and said "You know, the NCAA is right, this is serious. So I'm suspending myself for the bowl game." And then two weeks later he declares for the NFL.
  10. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I dislike it from both sides. I hate that the schools and NCAA make hundreds of millions of dollars off the work of these athletes and tell them they should be happy with a scholarship. That awful system deserves reforming.

    I also hate that people act as if Terrelle Pryor is some sort of modern-day Robin Hood, fighting the injustices of the world because he sold A SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD for a few grand. He broke a rule willfully. That deserves punishment.

    There are plenty of handshakes that produce more than that around Columbus if he wanted to "help his dear old mom."

    I don't know which side of the sport is more distasteful. The university or the athletes, both of them with their palms always open.
  11. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Pryor needs playing time and practice time. Going to the under threat of lockout NFL will doom him if he wants to begin a pro career.

    Maybe the suspended players can all sell drugs like the Hawkeyes to pay the charities. Not too many other options out there at the moment.
  12. Wendell Gee

    Wendell Gee Member

    Pryor's no saint in this. It just disgusts me that the NCAA - apparently with a straight face - says "This is serious. You're suspended for five games. But oh, not the Cotton Bowl. You can play in that. ESPN needs you for the ratings."

    If you're going to suspend them, suspend them. Or did Urban Meyer secretly take over as the NCAA's enforcement arm?
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