Roger Goodell Hates Terrelle Pryor

The NFL suspended Terrelle Pryor for the first 5 games of the NFL season. It’s not like he would’ve played anyway, but that’s not the point. The point is this… what the hell does the NFL have to do with the NCAA? Here’s a quote for you:

From the NFL’s memo to teams:

… Pryor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules, which resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football. Pryor then applied to enter the NFL after the regular draft. Pryor had accepted at the end of the 2010 college football season a suspension for the first five games of the 2011 season for violating NCAA rules. Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs.

If you want to read more about it, go here. If you want to know how I feel about it… I’ll tell you. Sure, Terrelle Pryor is a dumbass for doing the things he did at Ohio State. Granted, after the U of Miami allegations, he looks like a friggin’ angel. All that’s beside the point. Ponder this…what if you got busted in college on campus breaking the rules… boozing, curfew, illegal free tats, whatever. Then, imagine if the job that you got after college found out about it. No big deal, right? They hired you…everybody’s moved on. Now imagine they docked your pay, or put you on suspension, or fired you, because of what you did in college. You pissed off yet? Terrelle Pryor is. You should be too.

-bp

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4 Responses to Roger Goodell Hates Terrelle Pryor

  1. Jeremy says:

    I disagree. In your college-job analogy, what if when you were in college, you did things that broke a contract that you agreed to, that gave you an unethical advantage to your peers, and left a bad mark on the school? If that company gets all of their employees from an agreed upon process from your college, then the company owes it to the college to uphold some sort of continuum of consequence. NCAA-NFL is a system, you don’t get off scott-free just because you moved to the next level. Otherwise it is just a matter of trying not to get caught as long as possible, then waltzing in to the professional safe-land. Also, in your analogy, if your job is a public position that the general public knows all the details of your past and prior situation, and your company acts like they don’t care about your shadiness, it makes the company look really bad. Pryor, and everyone else that wants to go through the amateur experience of the NCAA, knows the rules to play by, it is not unfair to have consequences after being directly under NCAA agreements if you intend to benefit from all the things the NCAA will do for your career. Also, it is really important for these institutions to be on good terms and try to keep order in the process, they both depend on each other for survival.

  2. JOHN says:

    Jeremy
    ^
    WHAT HE SAID

  3. JOHN says:

    WISH TP ALL THE BEST IN THE NFL. BUT HONESTLY, DON’T THINK HE WILL LAST LONG. F’ED UP HIS COLLEGE “CAREER”, SOON TO BE AWAITING FITTING FOR ORANGE SUIT. WORLD NEEDS ANOTHER “PLAYER”. NOT.

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