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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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  • dvrick

    # Thec07 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    J Hill Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 2:31 pm
    Wassup Good Folks!

    DMac, Thec, Priest, Hayze, Durrrrty, and all the rest of you cats who are ready to knock Campbell’s head off!!

    Happy Gawd Damn Friday!!!!
    ++++++++

    Whats good Brethren??? eah i want Campbell to get knocked the fugg out….I am hype right now…How u benn man???

  • Thec07

    No way, the RAIDERS need to get use to winning and expect to win…

  • ArmChair GM

    # Albert Bigelow Paine Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I’m excited about this team as much as any of you are. But, you guys need to lower your expectations. Raiders can beat the Pats, but it is not likely. You are all setting your selves up for a huge letdown.
    ________________________________________________________

    Memoirs of A Gimp Pt 3. MR The Gimp changes his clothes…

  • HayesDaze37

    S&B — Actually, Pryor didn’t need to be involved at all…the Union can file that grievance on his behalf, even if he doesn’t want them to. But, he did, and they did. If the Union didn’t do it, they would’ve been remiss.

    It’s all good though…Pryor’s head is probably on a lot straighter now, than if he was thrown into camp full-speed ahead. Hopefully, he’s done a lot of book-learnin’ in the month off!

  • dvrick

    # Davy Jones Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    So MR HAS RAN…

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

    Quit pretending we know you are MR!!!!!GO CHARGERS!!!!

  • Thec07

    Appeared to me to be one of the best and most devastating two handed ‘chucks’ to the shoulder pads I’ve ever seen. Almost knocked Plax on his azz, and the ref overreacted.

    ++++++++

    Truth, just watch the play…

    Chekwa handled plax like a G…

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    One story about Todd was that he didn’t expect to play but both QB’s in front of him got hurt and he was called in to play but he had dropped LSD during halftime. lol

  • HayesDaze37

    Nice chattin’ with you all…well, with most of you, anyway.

    Time to get a start on me tequila tastin’…so many good ones, and so little time!

    Raiders have a chance this week…they have a real chance. The Big O will be rockin.’

    Don’t let the trolls get you down!!

    It’s a great weekend to be a Raiders fan! Isn’t it?!

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    I think the QB’s were Jay Schroeder and Vince Evans.

  • Method To My Madness

    APB then a quick move to Dvrick eh MR? So clever…now go clone my handle again with help from your Tribune buddies in IT dept

  • HayesDaze37

    Marijuanavich coulda been a great one. What a waste (literally).

    Later!

  • dvrick

    # LA to TheBay Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    It has been a great month for Seahawks line coach Tom Cable.

    He’s watched his old team in Oakland look worse without him, especially on the offensive line. He’s watched his new team in Seattle rank near the top in nearly every noteworthy offensive stat.

    Damn you Cable!

  • dvrick

    # Thec07 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    the RAIDERS need to get use to losing and expect to lose…

  • http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXj7I1RzLSE&feature=related exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    Last reference to Todd Mar. His brother Mickael (sp) was a tight end last year at Syracuse.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    909RaiderLifer Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    VittorioTafur Two in a row. #Raiders G Stef Wisniewski Pepsi Rookie of Week. Denarius Moore won last week
    38 minutes ago
    “““““““““““““““““““““““““““`
    Obviously, Al still has it….

    Boy Al knows how to pick em

  • dvrick

    # Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    APB then a quick move to Dvrick eh MR? So clever…now join me in rooting for the CHARGERS!!!!

  • dvrick

    # Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    OK all,I admit I am MR!!!

  • Mum-O-killowe

    Whz up B. rien?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    My parents have been in restaurants in Palm Desert when he’s come in with his wife for dinner. Every one knows who he is but respects his privacy.
    =================================================
    I remember reading an article in Playboy many years ago about Mr. Davis. This wasn’t the typical negative, slanderous profile we’ve become accustomed to.

    One of the things that impressed me in the article was the story about how Al was constantly at his wife’s hospital bedside after she suffered a stroke. Kept talking to Carol and calling her name for hours and hours on end even though she was comatose.

    How one deals with adversity is a true measure of character. No, Al isn’t perfect, we all have our flaws.
    But I don’t think John Madden was lying when he said something to the effect that if he ever got in serious trouble and needed help, the first person he’d call would be Al Davis.

    Nothing would be sweeter than to see Mr. Davis get his 4th Lombardi trophy.

  • Mum-O-killowe

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    My parents have been in restaurants in Palm Desert when he’s come in with his wife for dinner. Every one knows who he is but respects his privacy.
    =================================================
    I remember reading an article in Playboy many years ago about Mr. Davis. This wasn’t the typical negative, slanderous profile we’ve become accustomed to.

    One of the things that impressed me in the article was the story about how Al was constantly at his wife’s hospital bedside after she suffered a stroke. Kept talking to Carol and calling her name for hours and hours on end even though she was comatose.

    How one deals with adversity is a true measure of character. No, Al isn’t perfect, we all have our flaws.
    But I don’t think John Madden was lying when he said something to the effect that if he ever got in serious trouble and needed help, the first person he’d call would be Al Davis.

    Nothing would be sweeter than to see Mr. Davis get his 4th Lombardi trophy.

    Yeah, that would be sweet.

  • dvrick

    # Mum-O-killowe Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Whz up MR?

  • dvrick

    # Thec07 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    The O.co will be in shock when the Raiders only score 3 points…

  • dvrick

    DMAC Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Thec,GO CHARGERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • HueJackinBullies

    OAK-44 * NE-41

  • dvrick

    # JLofty Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Boss gets injured and will be out for the season this week, print it!

  • dvrick

    # HueJackinBullies Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    OAK-6 * NE-41,That’s what I meant!!

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    It’s hard to see our secondary having a good day against Brady & Co.

  • joker94583

    Big surprise! Goodell the douche bag at it again. It makes little difference anyway since Pryor would have been a non factor this year. It still smacks of the NFL’S bias against the Raiders. wait until Sunday when the Raiders smoke Goodell’s man crush of a team the Patriots.

  • Raiderjambo

    RAIDERS 34 patsies 21, PRINT THAT!!

  • Raiderjambo

    Go get ‘em RAIDER NATION, last week you did us proud with your support of the TEAM. Let’s make life hell for Brady.

  • http://www.aldavisshouldbeonmountrushmore.com Whats a Drexl?

    KoolKell Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    It’s hard to see our secondary having a good day against Brady & Co.
    ———————
    What do you see as a positive for the Oak Raids going into Sunday Krappy?

    Nobody gives a sh!t about your negative predictions/observations/stats. You douche.

  • priesttj

    Whatup Jhill?

    I think Boss will be a huge factor in this game, they have Gordon playing FB and i think Thec07 was the first to put that in print. I immediately agreed and I really think that kid is going to lay d’wood to somebody. I think while it may not be as innovative because it’s not a 1st but #82 is a physical guy it could garner some attention and have him in a heavy package with Bush late in games and not just short yardage.

    The good thing about it is he has been in on short yardage and it’s not totally new. However I love Reece as the fulltime FB the guy just brings bigtime playmaking ability.

  • priesttj

    Pryor appealled at the behest of Mr D. it was not his decision. He said several times the only way he would appeal is if Mr Davis wanted him to.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    At first, I thought the schedule maker didn’t do the Raids any favor with the opening segment of the schedule.

    Two road games to start the season. The second being on a short week and on the East coast. Tough sledding.

    Then follow that up with two supposed powerhouses, back to back.

    Now I’m kind of liking the set up. The Jets have been knocked down, the team has got to be thinking they’re on the verge of something big, and there’s little chance of a let down or complacency setting in with the big bad Patsies rolling in.

    Hell, I don’t even want to think about losing, but even if we drop the next two games – we’re still going to be in the thick of things.

    We’re playing with house money. Continue the roll and keep improving. Feels good to be relevant again, doesn’t it ?

  • fingers

    Raiders 35…….. Patsies 30

    Another big day for McFadden… 100+ yrds…2 tds
    Campbell lights up the Patsies secondary with 2 tds
    Brady throws at least 1 pick
    Jano hits 2 Fg’s ….

    Tuck that……

  • priesttj

    The kid to making Brady uncomfortable is Hit’em hit’em hit’em hit’em and hit’em and the way to affect Welker is hit’em hit’em hit’em hit’em and hit’em…………..period

  • Thec07

    We’re playing with house money. Continue the roll and keep improving. Feels good to be relevant again, doesn’t it ?

    +++++++==

    Makes me proud to be a member of the NATION…

  • priesttj

    The ***KEY***

  • Thec07

    Truth Brother Priest….I just watched last years playoff game against the jest. the kept hitting him, and he never really got on track….

  • fingers

    Agree…Boss is a factor in this game….
    The Raiders are turning trends around…..Sunday the Patsies Lose 2 in a row..

  • priesttj

    Thec07 IMO YOU are the type of fan the Raider Nation was created for. You exemplify what a member of the Raider Nation is at least what I’ve seen from you since the first time you made a comment in here.

    Keep on keepin’ it real bruh…..

  • fingers

    Raider Nation… The Best Nation…

  • RaiderRetribution

    hello priest, 07, Big Ted, and the rest of Raider Nation of the U.S.A. and outside our coastal waters;

    I’ve been working too many hours this past week to get any blog time in; but here it goes;

    next post anyway….

  • http://build-a-bully 909RaiderLifer

    CorkOnTheNFL Coach Jackson digging for info on Pats: “I look for every bit of information I can get. Mike Waufle’s been great, Seymour’s been great.”
    21 minutes ago

  • RaiderRetribution

    Raiders 2-1, 1-0 in the AFC West, 2-1 in the AFC Conference:

    These next two games are huge, for Wild Card consolation goals, but let’s say we focus on New England this week and winning the division!

  • http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/526101/AlDavis1_medium.jpg KoolKell

    Jason Campbell is #9 in the new Total QB ranking, so far.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7020881/nfl-week-3-total-qbr-season-leaders

  • big oak boy

    another sellout game way to go raider nation

  • fingers

    Raaaaaiiiiiiidddeeerrrrssssszz

  • edward teach

    KoolKell Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    It’s hard to see our secondary having a good day against Brady & Co.

    ********************************************************

    Hard to say anyone would before the game starts, but football is a team game and our secondary will only be as good as the help they get from the front seven.

    If we don’t do something stupid and play five yards off the ball, the D-line can get pressure and force Brady to throw the ball where and when he doesn’t want to.

    Difficult, but not impossible.