Raiders QB Pryor To Appeal Five Game Suspension

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor will appeal a five-game suspension which he agreed to in order to enter the NFL’s supplemental draft, the NFL Network reported Sunday, citing a source. Pryor has signed a four-year, $2.7 million deal with Oakland.

The NFL Players Association has been notified of the Oakland Raiders QB’s decision and could join the appeal, according to the report.

This change in Pryor’s plan follows an announcement by the Indianapolis Colts’  that they had hired former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a consultant on game days.

Tressel lost his job as Ohio State coach and Pryor decided not to play his final season in Columbus because of their involvement in a scandal in which Buckeyes players received cash for memorabilia.

The Raiders selected Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft in August after the QB agreed to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s stipulation that he accept the same five-game suspension he would have incurred if he had stayed at Ohio State.

Seems a bit of a double standard that Tessel’s actions are not of a concern to the league while Pryor’s actions are.  I guess that’s the difference between management and labor.


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