Terrelle Pryor quickly ended the silence on Tuesday as he addressed the media with a few brief statements on his time at Ohio State, Jim Tressel, and his future as an NFL quarterback.
“I say sorry to all the Buckeye nation and all the Buckeye fans across the country,” Pryor said. "I never meant to hurt anybody directly or indirectly with my conduct off the field and I am truly sorry.
In terms of coach Jim Tressel, a special shoutout," Pryor said. “I’m sorry for what all went down and I apologize with all my heart. I love you just like a father. You taught me a lot and I apologize for putting you in a situation and taking you out of a job and place that you loved to be. I regret the fact that you’re not there anymore and I regret the fact that I’m not there anymore.”
Pryor also indicated his desire to return to Ohio State to graduate, noting that he only has nine credits remaining, but didn’t specify a time he would target to come back and finish that up. He also said he intends to enter the supplemental draft, and that he has been working hard on his craft as a quarterback. Not only that, but he intends to strive to be a good role model off the field.
His image rehab will also include a one-on-one with ESPN analyst and former Bucs head coach Jon Gruden, in a special edition of what I believe to be one of Gruden’s QB Camps. Stay tuned for that, football fans.