Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor’s name was not on the second list of eligible players for the NFL Supplemental Draft, according to reports. As a result Pryor’s road to the NFL via the supplemental draft is postponed another day and remains uncertain.
“We spoke with the NFL today and were told that no decision has been made yet regarding Terrelle’s eligibility for the supplemental draft,” tweeted Pryor’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said Monday.
The supplemental draft is the only opportunity for the former Buckeye to get picked up by an NFL team this season. Pryor decided to forgo his senior year in June.
Pryor announced his departure from Ohio State shortly after head coach Jim Tressel did the same. Tressel, who was under a self-imposed five game suspension beginning the 2011 season, left under a cloud of NCAA investigations. Pryor was facing the same fate of suspension for selling his Big Ten championship ring and other memorabilia along with four other Buckeyes players.
The question remains as to whether or not the retirement of Tressel qualifies as an unforeseen change in circumstances. Aiello provided examples of unforeseen changes including players who were kicked off their college teams, declared academically ineligible or graduated and then decided to leave school.
With August 17th just over a week away there’s not much time to figure our the game plan.
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