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NFL 2011 Supplemental Draft Set for Monday August 22nd
Pryor Faces Suspension to Start his NFL Career
The NFL office announced today that former Ohio St QB Terrelle Pryor will be eligible for the upcoming Supplemental Draft. The NFL Supplemental Draft 2011 has been reschedule and will be held Monday, August 22nd. Pryor will be forced to serve the 5-game suspension following signing a pro contract after receiving improper benefits late in his Ohio St career. He would have had to sit out five games at Ohio St if he returned to school this fall.
Photo – QB Terrelle Pryor – Ohio St.
The league informed teams that Pryor "made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft." Among those, the league said, was his failure to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring of an agent in violation of NCAA rules.
Pryor may not practice or play until Week 6 of the regular season due to the suspension, though he will be allowed to practice and play in the remaining NFL preseason games. Both Pryor and the NFLPA have reportedly agreed with the NFL's final decision and will not appeal. Pryor is scheduled to work out for NFL teams at a high school field in Pittsburgh this Saturday.
The NFL has circulated a list of players eligible for the NFL Supplemental Draft and Pryor is not been included. Currently, there are 5 players are eligible for this player draft including major college players, RB Caleb King of Georgia, DE Michael McAdoo of North Carolina and safety Tracy Wilson of Northern Illinois. In addition, there are a couple of small college prospects in DE Keenan Mace of Lindenwood and CB Torez Jones of Western Carolina who have petitioned the NFL commissioner’s office for entry in the NFL Supplemental Draft.
We will have a Special NFL Supplemental Report for Full Subscribers late this weekend