The Associated Press is reporting that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his lawyer were seeking for the University to make it clear that he would be ineligible for this coming season so he could in turn be eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft. Ohio State did them one better, and declared that Pryor is suspended for a whopping five years from the Ohio State athletic program.
Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith said this in a letter to Pryor, per the AP:
“The university must also dissociate you from its athletic program for a period of five years.
Please note that this dissociation does NOT prohibit you from enrolling in classes at the university to complete your degree," Smith wrote. “As you know, I would encourage you to complete your degree.”"
This news effectively makes Pryor eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft, as the only thing preventing him from it was his ineligibility. Now that Ohio State has made that official, we will see if the NFL reciprocates and has a supplemental draft, even though training camps are scheduled to begin Wednesday.