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This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

Posted on: May 31, 2011 2:48 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2011 3:14 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

That's the car that Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor showed up to a team meeting at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on Monday night. It's a Nissan 350z with temporary tags. Which is a pretty, shall we say, gutsy move by Pryor to make considering that only hours before a report surfaced that he was the subject of an NCAA investigation directly related to the amount of cars that Pryor has been seen riding around Columbus in.

While I can't be sure of the year model that car is, a quick Google search for a 2010 Nissan 350z showed the price to generally be in the $30,000 range. I also found some 2009 models for about $27,000. Good thing the car's registered to his mother, Thomasina Pryor; so that settles all controversy, right? Right? Oh boy.

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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 5:55 pm
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Since: Jun 1, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:13 am

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

....but I'm fairly sure those cars all those "other students" drive that are allegedly so much nicer than all of Pryor's cars MUST BE PAID FOR. I doubt all those other students' cars on OSU campus are free loaners. If the players are truly not getting any special perks (as the car dealer claims), then EVERY student at Ohio State can now go pick up their free loaner cars.  

Since: Mar 22, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:13 am

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

It is not possible, if you want to compete for both conference and the Nat'l Championship every year.

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 4:46 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

My point, really not making a point, is not about history it is about this incident.  The comment was that "this is one of the worst Lack of Institutional Controls violations", this, I assumed, meant the current issue that just cost Tressel his job.  And the thread was about this current issue facing OSU and now this new investigation into Pryor's use of cars.

I would still contest that the incident (Equipment and autographs for tattoos), in terms of NCAA violations, unfortunately, is mild compared to most.  You could go through the history of every major school program and find a litany of violations, I fully understand that (It is the rare exception that has few).

OSU was punished for each incident listed.  USC was brought up as an example by another poster as in OSU violations will be more severe.  I would doubt that, unless more comes to light, because USC is being punished for the actions of several teams who violations they had not been punished for in the past whereas OSU is being pushed for the actions of a coach who attempted to cover up the violations of five football players.

But, really, I do not care either way.  My ultimate point is that I long ago lost any belief that a major college program, winning major college program, can be run on the up-and-up.   Perhaps that is why I look at Tressel’s transgressions, in this case, as mild, worthy of his “stepping down” but mild none the less….I have simply come to expect much worse.  

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 4:28 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

Also, your post about USC having a history of teams turnig a blind eye is only an opinion.  The NCAA only came down on the BBall program for one player  (Mayo) and the Football program for one player (Bush)... I cant speak to tennis, but the NCAA did not rule on a history of problems, just the two major players listed.

OSU also has had a lot of info come out about a long history of cheating from previous players and/or recruits.  (none proven yet).  Using the same process you used to judge on USC, the I would say OSU was just as guilty... if not more.

Since: May 26, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 4:24 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride


In 2003 the NCAA found that Clarett did violate rules
In 2005 the NCAA found that Troy Smith did violate rules
In 2006 the Basketball program was put on 3 years probation due to paying a recruit
In 2010 the NCAA found that 5 players sold equipment for tattoos
In 2011 the NCAA found that the head coach lied about these infractions
In 2011 it has been reported  (not proven) that questionable car deals were made.

Does that show a history?

Also, for the guy talking about the car only being $11,500.... you realize that the kid that bought that $11,500 car couldnt afford to pay for his tattoos so he had to steal equipment and trade for it... right?  So if he can't afford a tattoo.... how can he afford the $11,500 car?

Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 3:18 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

NCAA ARE THE CORRUPT POLICE, COLLEGES ARE THE PIMP, PLAYERS ARE THE WHORES, AND THE FANS ARE THE JOHNS LOL if most fans start watching games free stream online the police wouldnt be in the triangle taking billions from the tv deal and sanctioning enforcable rules..the pimps (vp exec scouts coach etc) job would to just oversee the whores while making modest salaries and stop putting million in there own pockets hardly doing nothing...the whores would just fuck for the love of it and the fan would get their entertainment @ reasonable fare price lol...the reality is college tuition is overprice as is and goes up every year anyways and with 70% of high school seniors going to college every year and programs professors being cut colleges is still a profitable business..the the disturbing part is only 30% of graduates obtain job in there field of study so a college degree is becoming worthless these days

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 2:47 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

"This is one of the worst Lack of Institutional Controls violations I have ever seen"....what? 


Tressel and OU and in trouble not b/c of the five (Not the entire team, not the football and other program at OU…five guys) guys on the football team who stole equipment and exchanged signed autographs for tattoos, etcetera.  They are in trouble b/c Tressel was sent an email in 2010 informing him that some of his players may have committed NCAA violations and instead of reporting it to the University and the NCAA he attempted to deal with it himself and then cover it up when the crap hit the fan.


Nine months after that email OU approached Tressel after they were approached and immediately reported the issue to the NCAA.  I am not an OU fan or a Tressel suckup but that in no way constitutes the worst case of Institutional Controls violations I have ever seen...maybe I have been around the block a bit more.  Again, I also think they are getting what they deserve.


USC is in trouble b/c their football, basketball, and tennis teams all were aware of players committing NCAA violations that dated back years and turned a blind eye to them.  There are plenty of other examples of Athletic departments that demonstrated no control of their various athletic teams, players, or coaches.  I would say that shows far greater lack of institutional control than what OU is currently in trouble for.

Now if more information comes out about OU and Tressel I reserve the right to change my position (Also keep in mind that Tressel had the NCAA breathing down his neck before he came to OU…so he was never quite as clean as he was made out to be). 

But this poses another question; does anyone actually think it is possible to run a clean, big-time Division I NCAA football or hoop program and still be successful? 

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2011 12:59 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

doesn't he have a suspended license or is that done

Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 12:24 pm

This Nissan 350Z is Terrelle Pryor's new(er) ride

Agreed.. Happens all the time, just dont get caught.. Think the issue and the reason the MEDIA is covering it is of course the problems at OSU and the ammount of cars he has had. But I agree, theres no doubt that it goes on all the time..

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