Terrelle Pryor's Appeal Denied; Suspension Remains Intact

Terrelle Pryor was successfully admitted to the 2011 NFL supplemental draft, where he was selected by the Oakland Raiders, and the NFL suspended him for the first five weeks of the season. Pryor would have been suspended his first five college games if he had chosen to stay at Ohio State so, from the outside looking in, it certainly appeared as if the NFL was doing the NCAA's job.

So Pryor and the NFLPA appealed the five-game suspension but, according to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, the appeal was unsuccessful. Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied his appeal, which means Pryor will be suspended for two more games.

There was some debate as to whether Pryor would even appeal the suspension in the first place but ultimately he decided to do it.

The case got some more intrigue when the Indianapolis Colts hired Pryor's former college coach, Jim Tressel, who was fired from Ohio State as a result of a few wrongdoings. However, Tressel and the Colts eventually decided that he wouldn't start working for them until Week 7, like a six-game suspension, one more than Pryor.

So the appeal remains and Pryor won't be on the field for the Raiders for at least a couple more weeks.

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.