Terrelle Pryor Has 'His Own Set Of Rules' At Ohio State, According To Chris Spielman

Terrelle Pryor's recruitment to Ohio State had Buckeyes fans thinking the large, fast, vaguely Vince Young-ish quarterback might be the sort of player who is completely beyond the usual laws of the football field. But now, they're hearing that he may have been above the law off the field: Pryor, the subject of an investigation into Ohio State's relationship with a car dealership in Columbus, may have operated under "his own set of rules," according to ESPN analyst and former Ohio State player Chris Spielman.

Spielman spoke to Columbus radio station WNBS about the Ohio State scandal, and dished some details on Pryor's reputation at Ohio State:

I’ve heard through players, former players, that TP operated and was allowed to operate by his own set of rules. Being late to meetings. Being late to practice. Not showing up for workouts. I don’t know if that’s true or not true. I don’t know if you guys heard that or not, but that’s what I heard. He operated under his own set of rules.

While it's true that some star players tend to get special treatment from coaches and administrations — think of how Tim Tebow and Matt Leinart designed their schooling around football as seniors — hearing that the subject of a current probe had something like carte blanche is certainly not music to NCAA investigators' ears, and it will probably redden the face of many a scarlet-and-gray-clad supporter.

But Pryor's time in Columbus is quickly being consumed by a massive smoke cloud. And whispers like Spielman's, true or not, will at least keep all the interesting parties on a quest for the fire that may have produced it.

For more on Ohio State football, join Along The Olentangy and SB Nation Cleveland. For more Big Ten football join Off Tackle Empire.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.