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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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  • Stickem

    Stefen Wisniewski named NFL Rookie of the Week:

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-rookie-of-the-week/09000d5d822b64ac/Week-3-Pepsi-Rookie-of-the-Week-winner

    Better than Gallery already…

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

    BOSS!

  • fingers

    Wanna See Bradys uniform dirty… Snot and blood mixed grass stains from head to toe…
    Play Raider Ball….No mercy …

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

    “these are the challenges you want…”

    -Hue Jackson

  • downsouthraider

    Key to the game will be o-line play…Raiders will control the line of scrimmage. Thomas will get sacked at least 3 times. Soup will maintain the calm demeanor he’s displayed so far. Raiders 28 Pasties 14

  • Carl Weathers

    J Hill Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
    I honestly believe dumping Gallery and Miller, and replacing them with Wiz and Boss, while retaining Satele at C has been a huge step forward.

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I wanted Boss before Miller was even signed by seattle. I can’t believe the giants let him walk. Did they replace him in the draft or have a good backup?

    Wiz, how could you not want this guy to be drafted position of need and well… Would be nice to bring in Chris Long in a couple years when his contract expires!

  • chargerschoke

    My worry for Sunday is the match ups of our slow LBs with the patsie’s backs and TEs , if we go zone brady will eat us up without pressure. Why in the world did they let one of the fastest LBs in the league go in Thomas Howard, he’s starting for the bengals!

  • PlunkforHOF

    Can’t wait for this Game! CODE BLACK!

  • fingers

    Raiders 35…. patsies 30….
    Lots of McFadden…
    Some Moore
    Some Hagan
    Some Bush
    Some Boss
    Some Campbell…. Some Jano..
    And a swarming Defense …. Raider Ball

  • Carl Weathers

    257.chargerschoke Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    My worry for Sunday is the match ups of our slow LBs with the patsie’s backs and TEs , if we go zone brady will eat us up without pressure. Why in the world did they let one of the fastest LBs in the league go in Thomas Howard, he’s starting for the bengals!

    @@@@@@@@@@

    He was a liability in run defense much like his mate Morrison.
    Branch has the wheels to cover any back or TE. Will he make a plays though?

  • Carl Weathers

    I anticipate that Huff will play as well. Mike Mitchell is back too, we need him to label someone in the first quarter.

  • ghostraiders

    Fingers…whata bout dhb???

  • rob_raider

    sullivan–u dumfuk. name one great raider team that al davis din’t have everything to do with, stupid. al davis has built every winning raider team, period, u moron.

  • rob_raider

    Dvrick Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    # 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
    ************************

    this total moron doesn’t even care if his posts make any sense at all.

  • Method To My Madness

    Rob_raider Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    sullivan–u dumfuk. name one great raider team that al davis din’t have everything to do with, stupid. al davis has built every winning raider team, period, u moron.
    ————
    The Gruden led team is debatable.

  • Guy

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d822b69a4/Precocious-coaches

    Didn’t this guy say that the raiders would do bad this year for getting rid of cable and drafting speed?

  • PlunkforHOF

    What up B@uce.. got my ticket! Its on!

  • rob_raider

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    Rob_raider Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 6:09 pm
    sullivan–u dumfuk. name one great raider team that al davis din’t have everything to do with, stupid. al davis has built every winning raider team, period, u moron.
    ————
    The Gruden led team is debatable.
    **********************

    no it’s not. al davis hires everyone and signs everyone. he may take advice from the people he hires. that’s smart. al davis hired gruden. approved everything.

  • Method To My Madness

    What up Plunk, just taking it easy and watching Mad Men season 2. Don Draper is a pimp.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Got Club level seat.. taking your advice on BART.. Should be getting in 10-11am

  • PlunkforHOF

    CODE BLACK!

  • rob_raider

    New England is last in pass defense and has allowed 23 passing plays of 20 yards or more, which leads the NFL

    ********************
    uh-oh. sullivan’s head could explode w/ the playmakers we’re gonna have out there. dmc w/ 3 or 4 big runs. big strikes downfield to moore and ford. look out.

  • Method To My Madness

    CODE BLACK in the hizzie, who let the dawgs out?

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

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    CODE BLACK in the hizzie, who let the dawgs out?

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

    This ain’t ROG

  • PlunkforHOF

    I’ll try to hunt you up in lot D, with some Strawberry tree on hand. I’ll be the white dude with a Raiders hardhat and # 16 jersey.. Look for me.

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

    That ain’t B@uce Plunk.

  • PlunkforHOF

    B!tchazz MR

  • PlunkforHOF

    Shoulda known from the Mad Men..

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    RAIDERMAN99 Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Props to Hagan and Schillens for yeoman work down field.

    Execution, gentlemen.
    ————————————————–
    Execution is the key word on this success. That and on-field production.

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

    Have a great time at the game PlunkforHOF!

    Make sure Brady can’t hear sh!t!

  • Method To My Madness

    Plunk, I’ll be the bald black dude wearing pink shorts and chilling with a bottle of Boon’s Farm.

  • alex7

    I’ll throw out the unpopular Patriots 34, Raiders 23 pick. (Hey, gotta have at least 1 this week!) :)

    Having to outscore every team seems exhausting.

    Besides, I have $20 riding on this with B@uce.

  • PlunkforHOF

    HEY MODS!>>> YOU SUCK AT YOUR JOB

  • SnB offense defense specialteams

    I believe Checkwa is going to be the young CB that emerges. I really liked how he played Plaxico last week. He was on him and even on the TD he fought for the ball and almost knocked it out.

    He’s ready to start now and has the size to play the Raider style of man corner.

    DVD will be a good nickle corner…he’s got to gain some weight if he’s going to play that Raider style.

  • Method To My Madness

    Who let the dawgs out, woof woof!

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

    Check out this photo of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady:

    http://media-1.web.britannica.com/eb-media/39/93439-050-F4396605.jpg

  • AlzWalker

    This a great time for all us Raider fans, only one problem and I have been saying this for years. The only reason Al hasnt moved is the team was bad. The closer we get to greatness and a Superbowl the sooner Oakland is left without a team.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Thanks Ted, I plan to be voiceless afterwards

  • Method To My Madness

    Peace out dudes, gonna fire up the Party Dude 8000 and rock the floor with some sweet cuts from my Menudo records.

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

    This game will be good preparation for our Defense against future opponents.

    If we can beat the Brady and the Pats, SD should be a similarly attainable victory.

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

    # PlunkforHOF Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    Thanks Ted, I plan to be voiceless afterwards

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

    CODE BLACK!

  • qodrn

    Week One: Ghost – exact score
    Week Two: Sullivan – closest
    Week Three: Pretty Rick – closest

    860Todd Christensen Raiders 34…….Pats 28……..
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–35 CHEATRIOTS–27
    /Breaking News/ Raiders 41 NE 31
    Big Banana Raiders 31 Pats 28*
    Carl Weathers Raiders 47 – patsies 20
    Carolina Raider RAIDERS 48 – Pats 31
    Dakota Raiders 28 Pats 27
    Datruth Score: Raiders 42 Pats 35
    Dhedee98 Raiders 42 Pats 34
    DMAC Raiders 34 Patsies 28
    DonManokiansNeighbor Raiders 42 Pats 34
    dvrick RAIDERS–3 CHEATRIOTS–27
    EMRaider NE 35 OAK 41
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 37-34 Raiders
    Fingers Raiders 35…. Patsies 30….
    GG Raiders 41 Patriots 21
    Ghostraiders Raiders 40 patsies 35 a Classic win!!
    Guest123 Raider 49 Pats 38
    Hairybrush Raiders 34 Pats 30
    Hendu Raiders 23-ne 17
    JLofty Raiders 41 Pasties 34
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says: Raiders 24 Pats: 6
    mikedlopes 38 – 27 Raiders
    Method to My Madness Raiders 30 Pats 21
    O Raiders 45 Butt-Pats 35
    oldschoolraider Raiders 29 Patriots 14
    PlunketforHOF Raiders 34 Cheatriots 14 After Goldilocks knocked out of the game before the half
    Pretty Rick Raiders-38 Pats-34
    qodrn Raiders 35 Patriots 32
    R8derCain Raiders 31 Pats 28
    R8derRay 41-38 Raiders
    Raider510 Raiders 31 Patriots 28
    Raiderjhawk 37 Raiders – 35 Patsies
    RaiderLen Raiders 38 Patsies 27
    RaiderMarty RAIDERS 41 patriots 24
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 38 Gisele Bündchen 34
    Raiders_83 Raiders 34 Pats 31
    Raidertalk Raiders 24, Fag-riots 0
    Raiderzmaverick Raiders 34, Pats 28
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Raiders 31 Cheatriots 20
    September 30th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Reallionreb 38-28 Raiders
    realtruraider Raiders 31 Pats 27
    Redneck Raider 35-31 RAIDERS
    RobRaider raiders 27 pats 20
    Ryan Raiders – 45 Pats – 38
    Severeraiderz Raiders 35 Pats 31
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 41 Pats 38
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 33 Pats 30
    Sullivan44 7-0, NE.

  • ghostraiders

    When was the last time we had two different raider rookies win offensive player of the week…. congratulations to lil wiz. ..nice going.. wouldn’t it Just be awesome if we can get chekwa or Taiwan next week with same honors!! … damn this Raiders rookie draft is looking really good!!… even better than last years. ..IMO

  • Kirk

    Big Ted, #286 was some funny s..t

  • qodrn

    Week One: Ghost – exact score
    Week Two: Sullivan – closest
    Week Three: Pretty Rick – closest

    860Todd Christensen Raiders 34…….Pats 28……..
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–35 CHEATRIOTS–27
    /Breaking News/ Raiders 41 NE 31
    Big Banana Raiders 31 Pats 28*
    Carl Weathers Raiders 47 – patsies 20
    Carolina Raider RAIDERS 48 – Pats 31
    Dakota Raiders 28 Pats 27
    Datruth Score: Raiders 42 Pats 35
    Dhedee98 Raiders 42 Pats 34
    DMAC Raiders 34 Patsies 28
    DonManokiansNeighbor Raiders 42 Pats 34
    dvrick RAIDERS–3 CHEATRIOTS–27
    EMRaider NE 35 OAK 41
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 37-34 Raiders
    Fingers Raiders 35…. Patsies 30….
    GG Raiders 41 Patriots 21
    Ghostraiders Raiders 40 patsies 35 a Classic win!!
    Guest123 Raider 49 Pats 38
    Hairybrush Raiders 34 Pats 30
    Hendu Raiders 23-ne 17
    HueJackinBullies OAK-44 * NE-41
    JLofty Raiders 41 Pasties 34
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says: Raiders 24 Pats: 6
    mikedlopes 38 – 27 Raiders
    Method to My Madness Raiders 30 Pats 21
    O Raiders 45 Butt-Pats 35
    oldschoolraider Raiders 29 Patriots 14
    PlunketforHOF Raiders 34 Cheatriots 14 After Goldilocks knocked out of the game before the half
    Pretty Rick Raiders-38 Pats-34
    qodrn Raiders 35 Patriots 32
    R8derCain Raiders 31 Pats 28
    R8derRay 41-38 Raiders
    Raider510 Raiders 31 Patriots 28
    Raiderjhawk 37 Raiders – 35 Patsies
    RaiderLen Raiders 38 Patsies 27
    RaiderMarty RAIDERS 41 patriots 24
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 38 Gisele Bündchen 34
    Raiders_83 Raiders 34 Pats 31
    Raidertalk Raiders 24, Fag-riots 0
    Raiderzmaverick Raiders 34, Pats 28
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Raiders 31 Cheatriots 20
    September 30th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Reallionreb 38-28 Raiders
    realtruraider Raiders 31 Pats 27
    Redneck Raider 35-31 RAIDERS
    RobRaider raiders 27 pats 20
    Ryan Raiders – 45 Pats – 38
    Severeraiderz Raiders 35 Pats 31
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 41 Pats 38
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 33 Pats 30
    Sullivan44 7-0, NE.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Burbank 28

    Crack Sac 8

  • qodrn

    Week One: Ghost – exact score
    Week Two: Sullivan – closest
    Week Three: Pretty Rick – closest

    860Todd Christensen Raiders 34…….Pats 28……..
    909RaiderLifer RAIDERS–35 CHEATRIOTS–27
    /Breaking News/ Raiders 41 NE 31
    alex7 Patriots 34, Raiders 23
    Big Banana Raiders 31 Pats 28*
    Carl Weathers Raiders 47 – patsies 20
    Carolina Raider RAIDERS 48 – Pats 31
    Dakota Raiders 28 Pats 27
    Datruth Score: Raiders 42 Pats 35
    Dhedee98 Raiders 42 Pats 34
    DMAC Raiders 34 Patsies 28
    DonManokiansNeighbor Raiders 42 Pats 34
    dvrick RAIDERS–3 CHEATRIOTS–27
    EMRaider NE 35 OAK 41
    exlaraiderseasonticketholder 37-34 Raiders
    Fingers Raiders 35…. Patsies 30….
    GG Raiders 41 Patriots 21
    Ghostraiders Raiders 40 patsies 35 a Classic win!!
    Guest123 Raider 49 Pats 38
    Hairybrush Raiders 34 Pats 30
    Hendu Raiders 23-ne 17
    HueJackinBullies OAK-44 * NE-41
    JLofty Raiders 41 Pasties 34
    Lowdown_in_Beijing Says: Raiders 24 Pats: 6
    mikedlopes 38 – 27 Raiders
    Method to My Madness Raiders 30 Pats 21
    O Raiders 45 Butt-Pats 35
    oldschoolraider Raiders 29 Patriots 14
    PlunketforHOF Raiders 34 Cheatriots 14 After Goldilocks knocked out of the game before the half
    Pretty Rick Raiders-38 Pats-34
    qodrn Raiders 35 Patriots 32
    R8derCain Raiders 31 Pats 28
    R8derRay 41-38 Raiders
    Raider510 Raiders 31 Patriots 28
    Raiderjhawk 37 Raiders – 35 Patsies
    RaiderLen Raiders 38 Patsies 27
    RaiderMarty RAIDERS 41 patriots 24
    RaiderRockstar Oakland 38 Gisele Bündchen 34
    Raiders_83 Raiders 34 Pats 31
    Raidertalk Raiders 24, Fag-riots 0
    Raiderzmaverick Raiders 34, Pats 28
    The Realist Dirty Raccoon Raiders 31 Cheatriots 20
    September 30th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
    Reallionreb 38-28 Raiders
    realtruraider Raiders 31 Pats 27
    Redneck Raider 35-31 RAIDERS
    RobRaider raiders 27 pats 20
    Ryan Raiders – 45 Pats – 38
    Severeraiderz Raiders 35 Pats 31
    Silverandblack666 Raiders 41 Pats 38
    SilverAndBlackBleeder Raiders 33 Pats 30
    Sullivan44 7-0, NE.

  • qodrn

    CC Sabathia

    First two batters KK
    next guy home run.

    Is he on or off?

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Davis The Realist Dirty Raccoon

    Method To My Madness Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    CODE BLACK in the hizzie, who let the dawgs out?

    ::::::::::

    Raider Dawrgs baby!

  • qodrn

    Retiring for Friday. Time to watch some baseball.