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Should Pryor pay for NCAA sins?

Got an interesting e-mail the other day from a reader regarding my column on former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

Chris Turner from Keller, Texas, made the point that Pryor shouldn’t be allowed in the NFL supplemental draft because he essentially be getting off without punishment for violations which helped land Ohio State on probation and lead to the dismissal of coach Jim Tressel.

“What punishment is Pryor really getting for what he did now? Nothing. He cheated, still played in his bowl game, and instead of serving his five-game suspension and returning to Ohio State he wants to go pro and get his big contract. I just feel that we are letting the cheaters go even without even a slap on the wrist and sending the wrong message to future players that it is okay to cheat and just go pro once you get get caught and the NFL will take care of you.”

The supplemental draft has an application process, so it is within the NFL’s power to deny entry, although it would likely result in a lawsuit on Pryor’s behalf.

A few points worth making on Pryor and the price he did or did not pay:

– It’s not the NFL’s job to police the NCAA. It has enough to do keeping its own house in order. It’s not the NFL’s fault that the NCAA felt compelled to allow Pryor to play in a bowl game before serving a five-game suspension which is now off the table.

– Spare me any tears for Tressel on this as the guy who got victimized by Pryor’s misdeeds. It’s his job to keep an eye on his star players, not cover up for them.

– Agent Drew Rosenhaus not surprisingly dubbed Pryor a first-round pick at a spin session today (I hesitate to call it a press conference because no questions were taken), but if that happens, it would be a first. Conventional wisdom seems to be no one will bite until the third round at the earliest _ meaning Pryor at best will be in line for a signing bonus in the $600,000 range or less depending on how far he falls.

Before Ohio State came tumbling down, Pryor, with a strong senior year and a third straight bowl victory, could have been looking at much more guaranteed money. So he’ll lose out financially in this deal, even if he never serves a suspension of any sort.

– Pryor made some bad decisions concerning money (as many have before him that never came to public light) but there is nothing in his track record that suggests he doesn’t work hard and and take his athletic gifts seriously.

– There is no set date for the supplemental draft. It is typically held about three weeks before training camp begins. According to an NFL spokesman, the league believes it can hold a supplemental draft whether or not there is a lockout _ much as they held the regular draft in that situation.

– Fielded a few questions about the fourth-round draft pick sent to Washington in the Jason Campbell deal in light of a story awhile back that the pick came back to the Raiders if the quarterback didn’t make a Pro Bowl or other statistical incentives. According to a league source, Washington still has the Raiders pick in the fourth round.

GREAT SCOTT, A SUPER BOWL?

Defensive end Trevor Scott thinks Hue Jackson is the man to take the Raiders to the Super Bowl based on an interview he did with former teammate Jay Richardson and printed in Football News Now.

More interesting was Scott’s frank comments about having to continue to rehab his torn ACL without help from the team medical staff.

“It’s kind of been some BS, the fact that I’ve been doing my own rehab and not allowed to talk to trainers,” Scott said. “I’ve been putting my faith and my trust elsewhere to the guys rehabbing me now. It just kind of sucks the whole thing.”

Even with Scott getting just 1.5 sacks in 10 games before being injured, the Raiders had an impressive five defensive linemen with five or more sacks _ Kamerion Wimbley (9), Matt Shaughnessy (7), Tommy Kelly (7), Richard Seymour (5.5) and Lamarr Houston (5).

(I’m including Wimbley because most, if not all of his sack total came as a nickel rusher with his hand on the ground).

Scott had 12 sacks in his first two seasons.

A return to form by Scott could make the Raiders the NFL’s top natural pass rush teams.

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  • Silverandblack666

    “Bauce, don’t you think it’s time to go outside and play on the monkey bars? It’s a nice day.”

    Now that’s racial!

  • Bauce Rules

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    Let’s hope Raiderman99 is wrong and nobody else starts calling him “JaJason” due to his play on the field this upcoming season
    ================================================
    Amen.
    ***********************

    Shouldnt it be La Hiem?

  • Bauce Rules

    KoolKell Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Bauce, don’t you think it’s time to go outside and play on the monkey bars? It’s a nice day.
    ***************************

    I only leave house when Mrs.Kelly instruct me she gave you those sleeping pills that knock u out and take away what little sex drive you have

  • Bauce Rules

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    Bauce is right again…

    “I speak for everyone in saying that you are a closet case no identity having mixed breed with a tight ass blue suit looking like “Beast” from X-men no life having wife always cheating me loser mthafka”
    **********************************************

    Boom! Thereyou have it KPDK

  • Bauce Rules

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NyFg-_KHco

    Here goes some of KPDK’s younger siblings

  • Bauce Rules

    Come on KPDK….give us a little solo act….. and no not the one you do to yourself in confines of your bathroom either

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    “Bauce, don’t you think it’s time to go outside and play on the monkey bars? It’s a nice day.”

    Now that’s racial!
    _______________________________________

    Goes to show you where your mind is at, thank-you.

  • DutchRaider77

    And Big Oak boy….I’m waiting for the game winning TD by Fairy Rice or even a big play that led to a game winning drive in Oakland……please do tell…..we are patiently waiting lol

    ______________________________________________________
    Greatest Moments: 2001 AFC Wild Card

    Memories, Rice had a pretty nice game…9 catches 182 yards and TD…

    Rice is our dumb-@$$ brother-In-Law, not really family, but close enough to call brother…

    http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Greatest-Moments-2001-AFC-Wild-Card/9f870b0d-388a-48f2-af8c-f5491a3aecc9

  • Bauce Rules

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    And Big Oak boy….I’m waiting for the game winning TD by Fairy Rice or even a big play that led to a game winning drive in Oakland……please do tell…..we are patiently waiting lol

    ______________________________________________________
    Greatest Moments: 2001 AFC Wild Card

    Memories, Rice had a pretty nice game…9 catches 182 yards and TD…

    Rice is our dumb-@$$ brother-In-Law, not really family, but close enough to call brother…

    http://www.raiders.com/news/article-1/Greatest-Moments-2001-AFC-Wild-Card/9f870b0d-388a-48f2-af8c-f5491a3aecc9
    ***************************

    you must read carefully…..game winning? No

  • Bauce Rules

    You gonna have to do better than that Dutch lol

  • DutchRaider77

    You gonna have to do better than that Dutch lol

    _________________________________________________

    waving White Flag….

  • Bauce Rules

    and back to Big Oak Boy….did you not realize when tim Brown and Jerry Rice played together the better of the opposing defenses were checkin Timmy more than rice….yep exactly guys like Ty Law and such were worried about timmy not that flounder faeget Rice

  • Bauce Rules

    Dutch you solid with me…..Big Oak Boy was saying Rice came up more big than timmy ever did for Raiders and thats a blatant lie and its obvious he is under age of 18

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Jerry Rice has the most game winning TD’s in History, Dutch Raider, fk Bauce Fool.

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Brien, you’re right. We give up. That whole era with Gruden, Rice, Gannon etc. was just a blight on our team’s history. If we’d just stuck with Bugel, Jeff George, with Tim Brown being our only reliable receiver, we probably would have won the Super Bowl every year between ’98 and ’02.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    Pres Derelict-in-Cheif having a good laugh about shovel ready jobs not being “shovel ready”.

    What a complete jacka$$ purp lips and the entire libtard dem party is.

    It was more than a little jarring when President Obumba joked during a meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in Durham, N.C. on Monday that “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” Everyone at the head table had a good laugh.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    “Mr. Obumba said unemployment was supposed to be around 6.8% right now because of his stimulus. Instead, unemployment was 9.1% last month.

    While Mr. Obumba overpromised and undelivered on shovel ready projects, it’s no reason for laughter by him or anyone else. His little joke rings hollow for the 13.9 million Americans out of work today”

  • Bauce Rules

    KoolKell Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:37 pm
    Jerry Rice has the most game winning TD’s in History, Dutch Raider, fk Bauce Fool.
    *************************

    Stupid mixed breed we talking with Oakland…..OAKLAND!

  • Bauce Rules

    RAIDER Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    Brien, you’re right. We give up. That whole era with Gruden, Rice, Gannon etc. was just a blight on our team’s history. If we’d just stuck with Bugel, Jeff George, with Tim Brown being our only reliable receiver, we probably would have won the Super Bowl every year between ‘98 and ‘02.
    ****************************

    I can do without rice….thanks and bugel

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    MB, everywhere you go today people are voicing their outrage at O-bama’s shovel ready joke! Everywhere!!! This is as angry as the nation’s been since 9/11!!!

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    Let’s hope Raiderman99 is wrong and nobody else starts calling him “JaJason” due to his play on the field this upcoming season
    ================================================
    Amen.
    ***********************

    Shouldnt it be La Hiem?

    =====================================

    No. L’Chaim means ‘to life’. However, the term is used frequently when offering a toast at a reception like a wedding or Bar Mitzva.

    The Hebrew version of Amen is pronounced aw-main.

    Now you can go back to your racist bashing of KK for being a ‘half breed’.

    And your other meshugunah ideas like Alvis Whitted was better than Rice, Darryl Russell went off the deep end and CW got injured bcz the Raids signed Rice.

    Love this blog. Where else could I learn that ‘real’ black men always like their BBQ well done and that Rib Eye steaks are pork ?

    Mazel Tov to the Raiders and the great Al Davis.

    JaJason sux.

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Alligator armed, ducking out of bounds, Tim Brown. Never been on a winning team in his life until Jerry Rice got here. ;-)

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    How do you compare Rice’s 3 years (maybe 2)vs Tim’s 12+ years?
    _________

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Dutch you solid with me…..Big Oak Boy was saying Rice came up more big than timmy ever did for Raiders and thats a blatant lie and its obvious he is under age of 18

  • Silverandblack666

    “Everyone at the head table had a good laugh.”…..when they showed a picture of your worm like shriveled up puss infected Wiener!

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    MB, an airplane just flew by with a banner that said, “That’s Not Funny, O-bama!!!”. I mean, this is huge. Everyone on my street is out in their front yards talking about it right now. This could be the beginning of a revolution! you know…again!!!

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    KK was obviously the masseuse that was rubbing Jerry up in that asian brothel/illegitimate whore house.
    ______

    KoolKell Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Alligator armed, ducking out of bounds, Tim Brown. Never been on a winning team in his life until Jerry Rice got here.

  • Bauce Rules

    Gruden had his shot at Super Bowl in 2000….idiot went to change gameplan saturday night knowing damn well Nap and ritchie werent playing. We didnt even try and spread the ravens out. But Gruden made young coach mistake. But then 2001 it seemed he didnt learn his lesson. He lobbied for Rice when we should have brought that dopehead rison back plus we shoulda not signed Garbager and just let Randy Jordan be backup…..damn the niners. Al wasting time with that trial and shhht too…..just awful

  • Bauce Rules

    KoolKell Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Alligator armed, ducking out of bounds, Tim Brown. Never been on a winning team in his life until Jerry Rice got here.
    **************************************

    Hmmmmmmmm are we talking college and pros because you are a liar on both lol

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    HAHAHA my stimulus was a joke and those shovel ready jobs are not shovel ready hahahaha you retarded suckers for voting for hope & change.

    Pitiful.

  • Bauce Rules

    Timmy went to two bowl games in college I believe and Raiders in 90,91,93 and 2000 were winning teams that made playoffs…..so again KPDK you are a liar

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    The only young coach mistake Gruden made was coming to Oakland.

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    MB, actually, O-bama’s joke was kind of funny. And, nobody seems to care. I’m only seeing this seething anger on Fox News, and from Republican commenters on blogs, like you. They’re all going to vote Republican anyway. The joke was harmless.

  • Bauce Rules

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    Let’s hope Raiderman99 is wrong and nobody else starts calling him “JaJason” due to his play on the field this upcoming season
    ================================================
    Amen.
    ***********************

    Shouldnt it be La Hiem?

    =====================================

    No. L’Chaim means ‘to life’. However, the term is used frequently when offering a toast at a reception like a wedding or Bar Mitzva.

    The Hebrew version of Amen is pronounced aw-main.

    Now you can go back to your racist bashing of KK for being a ‘half breed’.

    And your other meshugunah ideas like Alvis Whitted was better than Rice, Darryl Russell went off the deep end and CW got injured bcz the Raids signed Rice.

    Love this blog. Where else could I learn that ‘real’ black men always like their BBQ well done and that Rib Eye steaks are pork ?

    Mazel Tov to the Raiders and the great Al Davis.

    JaJason sux.
    ******************************

    LOL dummy that Yiddish not even true original hebrew you dumb KaKike faeget

    dont be mad cuz I dont like your best player ever ninerwoman49

  • Bauce Rules

    RAIDER Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    The only young coach mistake Gruden made was coming to Oakland.
    **********************

    How? It made him famous. He got a household name from the Raiders and he will never say anything such as regretting coming to Oakland

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/ KoolKell

    Bauce Rules Says:
    May 17th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Mista…..well sign me down for Aryan nation cuz i aint with his healthcare crap either

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Fk MLK….Ed Teach that guy was just another hustlin ass preacher. And an admitted Marxist.
    ___________________________________________________

    Oops, both the dumbasses are here now! ;-)

  • Bauce Rules

    MistaBrown Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Pres Derelict-in-Cheif having a good laugh about shovel ready jobs not being “shovel ready”.

    What a complete jacka$$ purp lips and the entire libtard dem party is.

    It was more than a little jarring when President Obumba joked during a meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council in Durham, N.C. on Monday that “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected.” Everyone at the head table had a good laugh.

    MistaBrown Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    “Mr. Obumba said unemployment was supposed to be around 6.8% right now because of his stimulus. Instead, unemployment was 9.1% last month.

    While Mr. Obumba overpromised and undelivered on shovel ready projects, it’s no reason for laughter by him or anyone else. His little joke rings hollow for the 13.9 million Americans out of work today”
    **********************************

    Ouch lol

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Gruden was going to get his shot somewhere, Brien. He was a well known OC. And, he would have become famous no matter where he went. Gruden owes nothing to the Raiders. The Raiders do, however, owe their only hint of a resurgence in the past 20 years to Gruden.

  • Bauce Rules

    KoolKell Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    Bauce Rules Says:
    May 17th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Mista…..well sign me down for Aryan nation cuz i aint with his healthcare crap either

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Fk MLK….Ed Teach that guy was just another hustlin ass preacher. And an admitted Marxist.
    ___________________________________________________

    Oops, both the dumbasses are here now!
    *****************************

    KPDK all mad cuz I called out his Marxist Pimp naed Slick Back preacher?

  • Silverandblack666

    “I’m only seeing this seething anger on Fox News”

    What else do you ever see on Fox News!

  • Bauce Rules

    RAIDER Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    Gruden was going to get his shot somewhere, Brien. He was a well known OC. And, he would have become famous no matter where he went. Gruden owes nothing to the Raiders. The Raiders do, however, owe their only hint of a resurgence in the past 20 years to Gruden.
    ************************

    His shine was much greater because he turned around a very rough situation working with Al Davis. If he was with Panthers or Cards people wouldnt have put him on the scene as much and you know it

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Brien, you’re just jealous of O-bama because he made something of himself.

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Brien, Gruden would have become “chucky” no matter where he went. You act like Raider fans are the only intense fans in the league.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    He’s not a liar he’s just a incompetent buffoon, or maybe both!
    _______

    Bauce Rules Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Timmy went to two bowl games in college I believe and Raiders in 90,91,93 and 2000 were winning teams that made playoffs…..so again KPDK you are a liar

  • Bauce Rules

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    “I’m only seeing this seething anger on Fox News”

    What else do you ever see on Fox News!
    ******************

    All news stations outta be mad….right now country is all jacked up

  • http://www.cnn.com RAIDER

    Timmy wasn’t bad for a black Notre Dame guy, was he, Brien? Al wasn’t big on him at first because Al likes his black players to be rough goons, not all smart and uppity.

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    Imagine a sitting pres laughing about his stimulus failing while 36 mil are on food stamps and unemployment has gone up 3.5 % since he took office.

    Without question the worst pres this Country has ever seen.

  • Silverandblack666

    “right now country is all jacked up”

    and it wasn’t in 2007?

  • Bauce Rules

    RAIDER Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    Brien, Gruden would have become “chucky” no matter where he went. You act like Raider fans are the only intense fans in the league.
    *******************

    I’m not a fan so I cant relate to that

    How many other franchises really stick out like ours? We are inthe news no matter our record. Stop with your lies now. Was Gruden for sure getting a pro bowl WR or pro bowl guard like Wiz? Would he have gotten Gannon? Please stop

  • Bauce Rules

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    “right now country is all jacked up”

    and it wasn’t in 2007?
    ****************************

    2007 vs 2011…..you tell me lol

  • http://www.jerryisatwit.com MistaBrown

    It’s just much worse now, thanks for asking.

    Idiot!
    _____

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    June 15th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    “right now country is all jacked up”

    and it wasn’t in 2007?