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.

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