Terrelle Pryor loses his appeal of suspension


The NFL just announced that it has “affirmed” the five-game suspension of Raiders rookie quarterback Terrelle Pryor, which means he won’t be able to practice with his teammates, work with his coaches or play in a game until the Raiders get past the Houston Texans game Oct. 9.

Pryor can be activated Oct. 10 and begin practicing at that point. He could play as soon as Oakland’s sixth game, which isn’t likely, given he hasn’t practiced much yet and the Raiders don’t have a need for a quarterback.
For now, Pryor will continue to work out with someone not on the coaching staff and learning the playbook.
Pryor said he has been instructed by coach Hue Jackson not to speak with the media.
Here’s the release from the league:

Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Terrelle Pryor today that the decision to suspend the Oakland Raiders’ quarterback for the first five games of the regular season for improperly manipulating the NFL’s eligibility rules has been affirmed. Pryor may be activated by the Raiders following their game at Houston on October 9.

Commissioner Goodell approved Pryor’s application for entry into this year’s NFL Supplemental Draft, which took place on August 22. He was selected in the third round of the supplemental draft by the Raiders, who forfeited their third-round selection in the 2012 Draft as a result. Pryor participated in the remainder of the Raiders’ training camp after his selection.

Following are excerpts from Commissioner Goodell’s decision on Pryor’s appeal:

“Based on Mr. Pryor’s actions, I believe it is a fair conclusion that he intentionally took steps to ensure that he would be declared ineligible for further college play and would be able to enter the NFL via the Supplemental Draft. Taken as a whole, I found that this conduct was tantamount to a deliberate manipulation of our eligibility rules in a way that distorts the underlying principles and calls into question the integrity of those rules.”

“Mr. Pryor – not Ohio State or the NCAA – made the judgment that he was ineligible for college play, and then took a series of affirmative steps that were intended to, and had the effect of, accomplishing that result. Moreover, Mr. Pryor did so in order to avoid the consequences of his conduct while in college – conduct to which he had admitted and for which he had accepted a suspension – and to hasten the day when he could pursue a potentially lucrative professional career in the NFL.”

“This smacks of a calculated effort to manipulate our eligibility rules in a way that undermines the integrity of, and public confidence in, those rules. Mr. Pryor made an affirmative decision to remain in college and play for Ohio State in 2011. He later reconsidered and decided that he wanted to enter the NFL. In order to do so, he needed to forfeit his remaining college eligibility and took steps to ensure that would happen. Based on the specific facts presented here, I conclude that Mr. Pryor’s actions warranted imposition of conditions on his entry into the NFL, namely, that he serve the same five-game suspension that he had previously agreed to while at Ohio State.”

“In my judgment, allowing players to secure their own ineligibility for college play in order to avoid previously determined disciplinary consequences for admitted conduct reflects poorly not on college football – which acted to discipline the transgressor – but on the NFL, by making it into a sanctuary where a player cannot only avoid the consequences of his conduct, but be paid for doing so.”

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  • PlunkforHOF

    Good work Qodrn


    OAKLAND 30 O.T.

  • Wow, all 13 of the trolls aliases have been banned!

  • morilla

    Raiders 34
    Patriots 28

  • 0ak_R8Dr89

    Have any of you guys been down to san Diego for a raiders game and if so is there as much raider fans as chargers fans

  • SharkCatcher

    The drafting has been insanly good the last two years .Maybe John Madden in Al Davis Ear?

  • SharkCatcher

    More Raider fans than Chargers fan .But don’t go into SD stadium trying to act a fool . Security is swift .last year my friends got kicked out for cursing.(they missed a great game)

  • Ban the Negativity

    KoolKell Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    It’s hard to see our secondary having a good day against Brady & Co.

    KoolKell Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    It’s just the best QB & passing game in the NFL, going against one of the worst pass defenses. Otherwise…………

    Man, you got-to think posotive man, p-o-s-o-t-i-v-e. If you are posotive man, the Raiders will feel it. Be a part of it Sunday at the Coliseum. There will be a lot of positive vibes goin on!

    CODE BLACK is Rollin!

  • JB

    Raiders 42 Pats 28. I hope I’m right about the winning team. The score really isn’t important.

    GO RAIDERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Dominate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just win Baby !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dvrick

    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Wow, all 13 of the trolls aliases have been banned!

  • Big Nuts

    Raiders 54
    NE 51

  • JB

    HuJack is going to unleash the hounds. We are going to see some offensive plays never before seen by the 2011 Raiders. Belichick won’t know what’s coming because it’s not been on tape yet. I fully expect to see a very creative offensive approach.


  • El Dorado los Cantitas

    Oakland Raiders 37
    Patriots 32

  • JB Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    HuJack is going to unleash the hounds. We are going to see some offensive plays never before seen by the 2011 Raiders. Belichick won’t know what’s coming because it’s not been on tape yet. I fully expect to see a very creative offensive approach.



    Scary to think what this team is capable of. It would be genious like if Jackson were to get super creative and baffle New England to no end.

    Raiders 38
    Patriots 28

  • Guacamole Gumshoe

    screw the pats and their forked tongue coach and the rest of them, they suck and their reign is over. raiders going to push them aside and step on them like they is a bug. screw them fkn pats.
    raiders 41
    putts 24

  • JB

    Part of our defensive strategy is playing to one of our major strengths – Physical strength. We need to really lay some serious pain on key opponents early. Knocking Welker out of the game will help immensely. Nail him coming off the line on every play. Don’t let him go 5 yards without dispensing a total physical beating. If he can’t play, he can’t hurt us. Primary target is welker. Next is the primary receiving TE. we won’t be able to get to Brady before he releases so he’s pretty much protected by the refs. If Brady has no one to throw to we are half way there.

    Plan of the day: Be physical and hurt people enough to remove them from the game. Be smart. Play like the “NEW RAIDERS”. Force 3 and outs, pick 6, create havoc in the opponents backfield, create turnovers, search & destroy, these are all parts of our Defensive game plan. Make it happen. Just WIN baby!

  • Hagar the Horrible

    Between post 301 and 302 there was an hour and seven minutes without a posting. That’s Friday night for you.
    It seems like many of us our out for Friday night dinner with their families or friends.

    This game is so huge and it will mark where we stand against other teams in the league because you can’t get a better guage than the Beli-cheaters. If we win, there is no limit. If we play competitive throughout the game and it goes down to the wire, then it will show us we can play with anyone. Ya, like most of you I can’t wait. I just wish we didn’t have so many injuries.

    Next man up. Go Raiders: Raiders 34 – NE 27

  • Hagar the Horrible

    JB post 316:

    I hope they’re listening to you because that’s the way to do it. Ya, we’re obviously not coaches, but it only makes sense that we have to bully them at the line and take our chances. The negative side to it is that you must land that “chuck” … you can’t miss or he has instant separation from you and that can turn a small “dink” into a long gain. But where there is no rish, there is usually no gain. Take the freaking risk. Bang Welker, bang him hard and continually. Make it a non-ending dog fight, a junk yard dog fight.

    I feel that Seymour will have a big game and that he’s going to elevate everyone on that defensive squad to do the same. Starting with Kelly.

  • JB

    This game is one of those defining moments. The importance of this game can not be overstated. This is a turning point for this team. Most of the talking heads pick the Pats primarily because of Tom Brady & Bill Belichick – the past history of winning and 4 SB rings. In the other corner we have the New Raiders. Some have already seen the sparkle of something good – a new & competitive group of athletes playing together. Winning this game will be BIG for the Raiders & the NFL. Back to back victories over elite teams by the Raiders will force the rest of the world to re-evaluate prior impressions of the Raiders and start taking them seriously. Tom Brady, by himself, can’t win this game. This is a team sport and requires a team effort. If we disassemble the other team we will be able to be victorious. NOW is he time for Hue Jackson’s New Raiders to stand up and be counted. It’s time to shine. Shining means winning as second place just doesn’t cut it.

    GO RAIDERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gerard

    52.Sullivan44 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Doesn’t change anything, Davey.

    Wolf can say Davis is god. Doesn’t matter.

    Bottom line is, Wolf won a Super Bowl without any help from Davis.

    Davis NEVER won a Super Bowl without help from Wolf.

    Scott Sullivan: age 47
    Sacramento, Ca.

    Aliases: Dvrick, Real Madden Raider, and too many to mention.

    Friends: None

    Only romantic relationship: His cousin.

  • MississipRaider

    Ok I know there is no way this could happen, BUT I was thinkn we trade bush, 1st rdr, Groves, CJ37, nd $5milli for CLaY Matthews… Talk about it

  • JB

    MississipRaider Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Ok I know there is no way this could happen, BUT I was thinkn we trade bush, 1st rdr, Groves, CJ37, nd $5milli for CLaY Matthews… Talk about it

    AD only parts with cash for player’s salaries. No way he pays cash to any other team for any player. As far as the basic trade itself, it has merit. I really like Bush but I think he’s a short term Raider. TJones is the heir apparent. Besides, RB’s simply don’t last that long so his longevity so far is due to the broken leg and his role as secondary to DMac. Don’t think it would take Bush & a 1st but then again…

    It would definitely be nice to have Matthews but I don’t really see it happening. More likely, move RoMac to WLB, draft a new #1 real Mike MLB.

  • Bad stank permeates patriot club house. Flies become real distraction. Fleas, misquitos, gnats and other flying insects circle patriot players. Brady to blame for stank. Nasty rank stank……..


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  • MississipRaider

    green bay really needs a consistent back, nd Groves would be his ” replacement” , nd the is a top 5 LB nd argubably the best WLB

  • MississipRaider

    Bush’s departure would be GREATLY missed, even more than Nnamdi. Think bout it, Bush HAS won games with his playmaking. He filled in well for DMC when he was hurt. I know he’s an offensive player, but did Nnamdi EVER seal a game with a pick6

  • 310 Raider-scum

    EASY E said it best “strong and raging tell me who ya’ll came to see”? Easy Jano does it with a 58 yd fg! Can you feel it…

  • 310 Raider-scum

    By the way, I’m driving from LA for this most important turn in our history. I told wife at dinner, it’s a sickness my boys. Deal with it! Driving back hungover and disapointed? I hope not!

  • Raiders 39 Pats 36 OT

  • […] bellichick says smart money [..] don’t bet on his pats as brady may have a sore anus [..] been crappin his insides out all week [..] so scared piss runs down his leg like a waterfall […] may have to go with backuo [..] nonetheless [..] patriots suck ass…….period

  • :mrgreen:

  • qodrn

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