NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Terrelle Pryor makes an apology, do you buy it
June 15, 2011, 10:28 PM
To me this apology sounded like a scripted production from a B movie, it sounded disingenuous.

Here is the first part of it:

''I say sorry to all the Buckeye nation and all the Buckeye fans across the country,'' Pryor said. ''I never meant to hurt anybody directly or indirectly with my conduct off the field and I am truly sorry.''

Really, are we to believe Terrelle didn't know he was doing something wrong, are we to believe he didn't understand that if he got caught it would hurt not only the football program but the reputation of one of the top colleges in the country.

I don't believe it, he is sorry because he got caught, funny how people get a conscience as soon as that happens.

Here is the apology to coach Tressel:

"In terms of coach Jim Tressel, a special shoutout,'' Pryor said. ''I'm sorry for what all went down and I apologize with all my heart. I love you just like a father. You taught me a lot and I apologize for putting you in a situation and taking you out of a job and place that you loved to be. I regret the fact that you're not there any more and I regret the fact that I'm not there any more.''

A "special shoutout" are you kidding me , the guy lost one of the best jobs in the nation because of Mr. Pryor, but he's going to give him a "shoutout" because, you know, coach Tressel is now one of the boys, maybe he will become part of the entourage and hang out.

Here is the one that absolutely kills me "I love you just like a father" yea, lets review that, I personally, and can probably speak for most folks, don't lie to my family, you know why, because of a very simple reason -I LOVE THEM-

Just an old concept, if you love someone and respect them you don't do anything to hurt them.

Just saying.

Look, I understand coach Tressel is as much to blame as Terrelle but the Ohio State University brass should of seen this coming.

I live in Big Ten territory so I fallowed the whole recruiting circus on Mr. Pryor, and I said circus because that was what it looked like, press conferences, last minute announcements and the Columbus media hopping to get the next-next.

Well it didn't turn out as predicted, three years later OSU has no national championship, no coach and an uncertain future.

The next-next left town with as much fanfare as he came in, is a good thing Ohio is accustomed to folks hanging them out to dry, remember Art Modell (Browns) and of course LeBron James.

Good bye Mr. Pryor, a Cleveland Brown you will never be, that you can take to the bank.

As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everyone has one and we can all be thankful for that.

Enough said.
June 15, 2011  11:21 PM ET

No, he wants too much $$$$

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June 16, 2011  01:57 AM ET
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A "special shoutout" are you kidding me , the guy lost one of the best jobs in the nation because of Mr. Pryor, but he's going to give him a "shoutout" because, you know, coach Tressel is now one of the boys, maybe he will become part of the entourage and hang out.

After a great bottle of Shiraz tonight I may regret this comment tomorrow, but here goes. In working through my hatred for Reggie Bush, I've come to accept that much of USC's trouble was its own fault because boys will be boys and it's up to the adults in charge to keep the boat afloat.

The world is full of hedonistic young adults with no thought to consequences and how they can affect one's future. IMO Pryor's behavior was not that unique for a young man suddenly trying to grasp what he thought was a piece of the good life.

TP clearly didn't appreciate the responsibilities that went with his public persona as a face of tOSU, but was that failure his for not listening to what he was told, or - knowing boys will be boys - was it the failure of those tasked with counselling him? In justifying the Tat5's bowl eligibility, the university argued they hadn't been properly schooled about expectations.

In this case there was at least one mature adult who could have directed events to a less tragic outcome even after the violations occurred. Pryor may have handed Tressel a loaded gun, but he didn't force him to shoot himself in the foot.

June 16, 2011  06:43 AM ET
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Pryor may have handed Tressel a loaded gun, but he didn't force him to shoot himself in the foot.

That describes the OSU mess perfectly.

June 16, 2011  07:46 AM ET
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+1, because of his position, Tressel's handling of this situation far outweigh the blunders of Pryor.And as far as 'buying' Pryor's apology? So what! The dude is moving on and offered some kind words on his way out, I absolutely believe he was sincere in some of the things he said. Would it have been preferable if Pryor took the Mo Clarrett approach and blasted the program/throwing others under the bus?Idiot cynics will pick apart anything and place the blame anywhere to suit their opinions.

I blame Canada... Its the beady little eyes that showcase the evil that lies there.

June 16, 2011  07:46 AM ET
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Idiot cynics will pick apart anything and place the blame anywhere to suit their opinions.

I resemble that remark.

June 16, 2011  07:47 AM ET
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I blame Canada... Its the beady little eyes that showcase the evil that lies there.

Terrance and Phillip... Unclefaulkers

June 16, 2011  07:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

After a great bottle of Shiraz tonight I may regret this comment tomorrow, but here goes. In working through my hatred for Reggie Bush, I've come to accept that much of USC's trouble was its own fault because boys will be boys and it's up to the adults in charge to keep the boat afloat. The world is full of hedonistic young adults with no thought to consequences and how they can affect one's future. IMO Pryor's behavior was not that unique for a young man suddenly trying to grasp what he thought was a piece of the good life. TP clearly didn't appreciate the responsibilities that went with his public persona as a face of tOSU, but was that failure his for not listening to what he was told, or - knowing boys will be boys - was it the failure of those tasked with counselling him? In justifying the Tat5's bowl eligibility, the university argued they hadn't been properly schooled about expectations.In this case there was at least one mature adult who could have directed events to a less tragic outcome even after the violations occurred. Pryor may have handed Tressel a loaded gun, but he didn't force him to shoot himself in the foot.

Great comment..It is always about personal responsibility....they all knew what they were doing, at least RB has a career I don't think TP will do that well in the pros ..maybe a good tight end..not a QB...

June 16, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Are you F'N kiddin me? I have heard better apologies from my high school players!The only thing He's sorry about is he got caught and will not be welcomed back to Columbus for the rest of his life.

June 16, 2011  09:46 AM ET
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+1, because of his position, Tressel's handling of this situation far outweigh the blunders of Pryor.And as far as 'buying' Pryor's apology? So what! The dude is moving on and offered some kind words on his way out, I absolutely believe he was sincere in some of the things he said. Would it have been preferable if Pryor took the Mo Clarrett approach and blasted the program/throwing others under the bus?Idiot cynics will pick apart anything and place the blame anywhere to suit their opinions.

I think you could put Pryor and Clarett in the same canoe on the Olentangey and if it sank there would be applause heard all through the state of Ohio.

June 16, 2011  09:52 AM ET

Pryor and Clarett care about the Ohio State University about the same as any TSUN fan. They used the football team for their personal agendas.Yeah! They are always sorry after the fact!

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June 16, 2011  11:57 AM ET
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Pryor and Clarett care about the Ohio State University about the same as any TSUN fan. They used the football team for their personal agendas.Yeah! They are always sorry after the fact!

True

June 16, 2011  12:15 PM ET
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Pryor and Clarett care about the Ohio State University about the same as any TSUN fan. They used the football team for their personal agendas.Yeah! They are always sorry after the fact!

lol...lol...lol..
funny how people get a conscience as soon as that happens.

June 16, 2011  01:18 PM ET
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I blame Canada... Its the beady little eyes that showcase the evil that lies there.

Hey maybe that be a good place for him to play,...Canada..

June 16, 2011  01:42 PM ET

IMHO...sounds contrived and was something he had to say...didn't think he really meant it.

But that is just me... :)

 
June 16, 2011  02:53 PM ET
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IMHO...sounds contrived and was something he had to say...didn't think he really meant it.But that is just me... :)

+1, the better question is does TP care if anyone accepts it or was this strictly for his PR front?

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