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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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  • RaiderRetribution

    Fingers & Priest you are absolutely correct, Mr. Boss will be huge factor in the game, his blocking has already surpassed my expectations and Mr. Z. Miller’s entire career, (Zach was a solid reciever no doubt, but blocking was average at best).

    Raiders OLine was outstanding, not just on Mr. Satele’s block on Mr. Moore’s TD run, but on Mr. McFadden’s 70 yard TD run, Mr. Boss and Mr. Vehldeer sealed their edge, Mr. Wisniewski blocked one DL quickly then went 2nd level and blocked another man, then it was all Darren’s speed, with some WR downfield blocking as well.

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

    CorkOnTheNFL @_JohnnyPop Rookie Chimdi Chekwa will start at right cornerback against the Patriots. He replaces Chris Johnson, out with hamstring injury.
    7 minutes ago
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    Chimdichanga to the rescue…

  • RaiderRetribution

    I foresee the Raiders putting Mr. Routt man-man coverage on Welker and playing zone with the rest;

    hopefully 34mm is ready, Raiders DL will still be stout, even though I think Mr. Shaughnessy is our best DLineman.

    Mr. Houston will have to step his game up this week.

  • priesttj

    ET words of wisdom as usual…

    Whatup Retribution!

    I don’t think it’s possible for me to put in words how bad I want to not just win but punish Brady. I think and I know this isn’t a cancer cure but we have to hit that guy early and often. If we are to win that’s how we do it by putting Brady in fear for his health. I’ve seen how he reacts when he’s punished and it definitely affects his accuracy.

  • RaiderRetribution

    Mr. Chekwa could solidify himself as the #1 CB this game; I’m trying to tell ya, his style, technique, and skills relate well to the pro game, especially with the Raiders style of play.

    Yes I am not only saying Mr. Chekwa will not give up his starting role for the rest of the season; rather for his entire career!

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

    Raiders have the #2 Offensive Line in the League. This was one of my concerns in camp.

    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categorystats?archive=false&role=TM&offensiveStatisticCategory=OFFENSIVE_LINE&tabSeq=2&qualified=true

  • RaiderRetribution

    He must go down and he must go down hard, and often!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Hopefully the Raiders can get to him with only 3-5 rushers each play; Mr. Wimbley & Mr. Houston need to have multiple sacks on Sunday, and I ould not mind a few extra knock downs, just not on 2nd or 3rd and 11+ yards to go.

    Be aggressive & Intelligent!

  • fingers

    It still seems like a lot of analyst are having a tuff time giving the Raiders credit ….
    Heard Gannon trying to give the Raiders some props this week but he did it like he’d just took a big swig of Sour milk…. love it…… Raiders Baby..

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

    RapSheet @CorkOnTheNFL Welker said today “there may be some special calls” from the Raiders for defending him. He’s expecting a concerted effort
    17 minutes ago
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    The calls I envision are: A call for the trainer, followed by a call for the stretcher after MM34 knocks Welker the F out…

  • RaiderRetribution

    I do think the suspension on Mr. Pryor helps the Raides out, right now, with all of the nagging injuries we need that extra DB/LB/TE/WR player for the next two weeks.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    Sho’nasty out?

    DE: Houston/Wimbley
    DT: Kelly/Houston
    DT: Bryant/Henderson
    DE: Seymour/Moss

    Scott can rotate in on the ends as well.

    I hope Sho’nasty gets back quick.

    Go Raiders!

  • priesttj

    As much as i like DVD, Chekwa is just a Raider type corner young buck is hard. He’s in your face and can cover he reminds of the old days. I reminds me of Lester Hayes when he came in very physical and brash just as soon as slap the taste out of mouth as to look at ya’.

    Chekwa is what I call a Raider….. and I love DVD and feel he has unlimited ability but Chekwa aint no joke.

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Mr. Wisniewski blocked one DL quickly then went 2nd level and blocked another man, then it was all Darren’s speed, with some WR downfield blocking as well.
    ==============================================
    Props to Hagan and Schillens for yeoman work down field.

    A seal here, and a seal here, and an alley here – still doesn’t net a 70 yard gallop without those 2 key blocks by DH and CS.

    Execution, gentlemen.

  • fingers

    Yep, that last draft is getting better and better…. The Raiders have some promising cornets to develope …

  • RaiderRetribution

    I’ve agreed with Mr. Gannon’s analysis over the last few yars, but I do think he has a hard time accepting the Raiders can win without him.

    Mr. Pryor is a winning QB for the Raiders and one of the top QB’s in the NFL passer rating.

    I think alot of pundits are not sold on him yet.

    YET he has produced a long drive for either a TD, a FG and/or to run out the clock to seal a vicory [or come from behind] in every game in the last minutes of the 4th quarter this season.

    Every Game!

  • RaiderRetribution

    Wel time to go to the bank and then go to work!

  • Thec07

    We match up well against the pats…

  • Thec07

    We are better in the trenches on both sides of the ball…

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

    Gannon, will be on “The Petros & Money Show” Fox Sports Radio.. 5:30 pacific.

    http://www.petrosandmoneyshow.com

    Find the “listen live” link….

  • Thec07

    Much respect for you too Priest….

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    # Thec07 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    We match up well against the pats…

    *******************
    DMAC (and our OLine) matches up well against every team.

  • priesttj

    BigTed707 thanks for the MUP updates and I think that’s your baby from here on out. If indeed your interested in taking it. I just don’t have the energy.

    They may have give Scott and Wimbley more snaps at DE than normal to make up for Shonasty which I hate the idea of not having him. He is so dominant vs the run and holds the edeg better than any RDE we’ve had in many years. Moss has to really step up his game and so far so good.

  • fingers

    Jim Miller was on Sirius Radio today with Adam Shine….miller was really praising the Raiders …he picked the Raiders to beat the Patriots….. Shine picked the Patsies… He did say the Raiders were looking very good… But he said it like he was sitting in the dentist chair…. Awesome..

  • Kirk

    …and the Pats match up well against us.

    I look for a high scoring game.

  • Thec07

    Contrary to popular belief ALL games are won and lost upfront in the trench….

    We are better than the pats…

    RAIDER NATION need to get use to the idea that we can beat anybody….

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

    It’s just the best QB & passing game in the NFL, going against one of the worst pass defenses. Otherwise…………

  • Thec07

    we have the dline that can stop brady…
    the pats D hasnt been able to stop anyone…

  • priesttj

    Thec07 Raider fans like you deserve it my man thanks for all your comments.

    BigTed707 I just think you’d be much better at that than I could ever be.

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    priesttj Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    BigTed707 thanks for the MUP updates and I think that’s your baby from here on out. If indeed your interested in taking it. I just don’t have the energy.

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

    Right on Bro, I’m Having fun with it. Its interesting to see how this flawed system plays out.

    Once we get the bugs worked out, the MUP list may become a fun annual game!

  • Thec07

    Pats had the same passing attack however, it was gounded by hitting the QB…

    When brady gets hit, and he will, he will fold just like ALL QB’s…

  • Thec07

    when they played the jest last year they pretty much had the same passing attack….

    The jest slowed brady down by punching him in the mouth….

  • Thec07

    i saw snachez get his nose broken last weekend…I expect brady to get the same treatment,if not worse…

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    The jest slowed brady down by punching him in the mouth….

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

    I hope Wimbley fractures his orbital…

    Tom Brady wearing a bandage over his eye in the post game presser – Pirate Eyed!

  • Thec07

    Tom Brady wearing a bandage over his eye in the post game presser – Pirate Eyed!

    ++++++++++++=

    ROFLMAO…..Right

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

    Thec07 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    we have the dline that can stop brady…
    the pats D hasnt been able to stop anyone…
    —————————————————-

    The Raiders give up 27 pts per game, the Pats 26 per game.

    The Raiders give up 120 yds per game on the ground, The Pats, 91yds per game.

    But, carry on, out.

  • Thec07

    RAIDER NATION should expect to win this game on sunday…

  • zopi

    With the ways things went for Pryor, next thing you know Goodell is going to suspend players who did something wrong in Pop Warner.

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

    ice COLD beer time!

    Have a great weekend, everyone…

    Stomp the dogcrap outta the Cheaters…

    Bullyball…

  • Thec07

    The Raiders give up 27 pts per game, the Pats 26 per game.

    The Raiders give up 120 yds per game on the ground, The Pats, 91yds per game.

    But, carry on, out.
    +++++++++=

    The league has determined that you can pass against the pats with success… In other words no need to run…

    Question, how are the pats at getting to the QB????

    Which team leads in QB pressures?
    Which teams leads in TFL?
    Which team has the most hits on the QB?
    Which team has allowed the most hits on the QB?
    Which team leads in sacks?

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Contrary to popular belief ALL games are won and lost upfront in the trench….
    ===============================================
    I’d stack our DL against any other in the NFL. Great depth and versatility in this unit. Might be a need for a run stopping beast DT, but besides that, one of the best groups in the NFL.

    OL is coming on like gangbusters. Way better than anyone could have expected. Might need a little more beef for short yardage and goal line situations.

    And while the FOUNDATION for victory is always set in the trenches – it’s the arsenal of weapons this team possesses on offense that’s truly terrifying.

    DMAC, Bush, Taiwan, Ford, Reese, Moore, Boss, Hagan, Chaz, DHB.

    We’ve got weapons coming out of our kazoo.

  • Thec07

    Post 241, solid as usual…TRUTH…

  • Thec07

    And while the FOUNDATION for victory is always set in the trenches – it’s the arsenal of weapons this team possesses on offense that’s truly terrifying.

    ++++++++==
    Imagine these guys staying togather a few more years…

  • Thec07

    I gotta escape otta hear….

    RAIDER NATION expect to win this game on sunday…

    LTR

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

    Haven’t heard the “JaJason” cheap-shot in awhile.

  • Master Beeecham

    Krappy found his way back to the blog, I see.

    The old fool always tests the waters and if he gets smacked, he runs for the hills. Tail between legs.

    Guess he thinks its safe to post his nonsense today.

    Poor old goat!

  • ghostraiders

    J Campbell just on radio….. seems really confident..knows the passion that is still lingering from the snow job game..jets fan asked to beat the patsies up for them… hope we can accomidate those poor jets fans with a beat down of the patsies..

  • VanHeathen

    Chekwa Self…
    Before you Wrekwa Self.

    Play Like a Raider!

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    hope we can accomidate those poor jets fans with a beat down of the patsies..

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

    If we beat the Pats, Bills fans should send Strip-O-Grams to every one of us.

    Or, repay us by rallying their team to beat SD and DEN, and we will get a rematch against ‘em in the playoffs!

  • http://www.tedhendricks.com/Ted_vs_Montana.jpg BigTed707

    Chekwa Self…
    Before you Wrekwa Self.

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

    CODE BLACK!