Jim Tressel Is A Classy Guy, Jim Tressel Is A Classy Guy

On Sunday night, Terrelle Pryor hit another speedbump on the highway to becoming the Lebron James of football. But this one had nothing to do with his obvious deficiencies as a college quarterback. On the way to the team's Rose Bowl dinner, Pryor was kindly informed he would not be attending.

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From the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

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Pryor said he showed up ready to board the team bus in jeans, and the Buckeyes went on without him.

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"They were nice jeans," Pryor said. "But Coach Tress is a classy guy."

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"I just didn't think it should have been a big deal about it," Pryor said. "Some of my teammates said [the event] wasn't as classy as it was supposed to be. But Coach Tress is a classy guy, and what he wants we have to do. We just forgot our pants. Nothing against the team or anything like that. I apologize to the team ... I'm kind of mad we missed a good meal, a free meal at that."

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Don't you sense a little Stockholm syndrome creeping in here? From Wikipedia:

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Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger or risk in which they have been placed.

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Indeed, aside from Tressel's annoying dress code, he's also been holding Pryor hostage for two years with his inane playcalling. And yet, there's Pryor, empty and broken, blinking a lot, and repeating it like a mantra: "Coach Tress is a classy guy. What he wants, we have to do. Coach Tress is a classy guy."

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When you see Pryor pop up in a sweater vest at the NFL draft, don't say you weren't warned.

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