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Ohio State selling out Pryor?

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08:17 AM ET 06.02 | Now central in another subject of study, Terrelle Pryor is a convenient scapegoat. On Monday, the day Tressel resigned, someone leaked to the Columbus Dispatch that Pryor was the focus of a "significant" NCAA investigation into memorabilia sales, impermissible benefits and questionable cars. Who was the leak? Well, I'd bet a Nissan 350Z that it was someone within Ohio State's athletic department. NCAA sources are notoriously tight-lipped. And besides, no one benefits from Pryor becoming the focus of media and fan scrutiny more than the Buckeye athletic administration, especially at that precise moment in time. And boy has it worked.

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June 2, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Reminds of a Carlin quote...

"Do what you want to the girl - leave me alone!!!"

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June 2, 2011  08:32 AM ET

The NCAA and media are gonna fry this kid. And the Ohio State Administration is serving him up on a silver platter. He has noone to blame but himself anyway.

June 2, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Well isn't Terrell driving around on a suspended license,, what if Michael Floyd was caught driving around town or to a team meeting, ha ha ha,,, i would say looks like Michael chose the NFL over his last year of College ball.

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June 2, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Pryor is no sCam Newton in the eyes of TOSU.

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June 2, 2011  09:06 AM ET

"no one benefits from Pryor becoming the focus of media and fan scrutiny more than the Buckeye athletic administration, especially at that precise moment in time."

That line makes no sense because everything TP is hammered on, most people will think, well OSU let it slide and either were too dumb to catch it or let it go on knowingly. So, I disagree completely with the line that attention on TP is good for OSU.

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June 2, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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You said it! If this is true this is just another example of the way in which these schools exploit these kids and then discard them the moment they've outlived their usefulness. Is anyone troubled by this besides me? For the 3 seasons Pryor has been at OSU the kid has been the fair haired boy who could do no wrong. He was loved and forgiven for all. Now that the accusations are swirling over events that could only have happened because of people in charge allowing it, he's now the villain. I love OSU football, but the way this is playing out is making me rethink my fan allegiance.

Your right ..but TP is the one that excepeted the gifts and agreed to trade the rings and jerseys instead of "just saying no" but when you are a Young kid and a high profile player like that in the National spotlight and people offer you these things such as new sportscars, its hard to say No, This is not the first school or first player this has happened to and it won't be the last, every major program in the country deals with this crap and it will never end .....like the saying go's "if you can't do the time , don't do the crime"
I look for TP to declare himself for the supplemental draft if they have one.

June 2, 2011  09:14 AM ET

Time to kick Pryor off the team. Cut ties and be very careful of recruiting high profile prima donna high school athletes in the future. Pryor wasn't worth the headache and wasn't the player he was made out to be.

 
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