Terrelle Pryor provided a short statement to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Doug Lesmerises on his exit from the Ohio St. Buckeyes. He's decided to frame his departure as being for the good of the program, as did his coach Jim Tressel. Pryor on Pryor:
In the best interest of my teammates, I have decided to forego my senior year of football at the Ohio State University.
I wouldn't count on the quarterback's move leading NCAA investigators away from Columbus. More likely he means he's leaving to avoid distracting his teammates throughout the summer and beginning of next season, though of course his true motivation is more likely to avoid being stuck on the sidelines of Ohio Stadium when he could instead be doing the same for an NFL team.
For more Ohio State, join Buckeyes community Along The Olentangy, SB Nation Cleveland and Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire. Also catch up on the latest news surrounding the Terrelle Pryor cars investigation, the scandal unfortunately labeled Tatgate and Jim Tressel's resignation.