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Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Posted on: June 1, 2011 5:17 pm
Edited on: June 2, 2011 7:16 am

Posted by Adam Jacobi

If there was any hope at Ohio State that the heightened media scrutiny on the Buckeyes would relax with Jim Tressel out of the picture, that should be out the window already. USA Today reported this afternoon that Terrelle Pryor, who's already under NCAA investigation for various car-related dealings, actually shouldn't be driving that Nissan 350 Z at right at all, considering that he currently has a suspended license. Here's more:

Pryor's license was suspended last month because he had no proof of insurance when he was stopped by Columbus police for running a stop sign Feb. 17.

"His suspension was related to the Feb. 17, 2011, conviction," said [spokeswoman] Lindsey Wayt Bohrer of Ohio's BMV. "His court date for this was April 2. We didn't receive the paperwork from the court on this until April 14. Then we give the customer 30 days notice before suspending. To lift the suspension, he must show proof of insurance from the Feb. 17, 2011, date. As of now, he has not shown proof of insurance. If he shows proof of insurance, the suspension will be deleted. If he does not show proof of insurance, he will have to pay the reinstatement fee and be suspended through at least Aug. 18."

From what Bohrer explained, even though Pryor failed to show proof of insurance in the middle of February, his license wasn't suspended until May 14, so he's only been driving illegally for fewer than three weeks. Further, he could have the suspension lifted tomorrow if he can prove he's been insured since February. He's a Pennsylvania native living in Ohio, so it's possible that the paperwork is all still out there and he hasn't gotten an opportunity to get it together for the courts yet. Also, there's nothing inherently dangerous about driving with a suspended license, per se; it's not affecting the car's equipment or Pryor's ability to operate it, so the only irresponsibility here is to Pryor himself.

And yet. And yet, and yet, and yet.

This report would seem to further demonstrate that Pryor is of the mindset that he can play by different rules than everybody else. And for the most part, he has been allowed to operate exactly that way during his time in Columbus. Major college football players are pretty much exalted wherever they go, so Pryor's hardly alone, but the man was allowed to drive up to eight different cars (not all at the same time, that's physically impossible) while in Columbus. According to Monday's Sports Illustrated report, he also traded over 20 pieces of equipment for tattoos and, when asked by a tattoo parlor employee where they came from, reportedly told him "I get whatever I want."

At the same time, even if Jim Tressel hadn't yet resigned, this isn't really an issue that should be left at his feet. Pryor's the one deciding to drive on a suspended license, not Tressel, and there's only so much responsibility a coach should take for the everyday decisions of his grownup players. If Terrelle Pryor wants to ball harder than Arthur Bach when he's off the field, that's his choice and the consequences will be his too. 


Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 5:36 pm

Terrelle Pryor Almost Went to Michigan

Having gone to school in Ann Arbor in the 70's, I was not very happy about Pryor's decision to abandon Michigan and play for that other team. "God works in mysterious ways." Michigan got Denard Robinson, the first and only college player to both pass and rush for 1,500 yards in a single season (and eventually pass for more than 2,000 yards), the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and a Heisman candidate early on while playing on a mediocre team. Pryor got all the benefits of playing on a team that had a shot at the National Championship: he got free cars and more. Now Columbus and Ann Arbor have something in common. They want, and will have, a QB line-up that doesn't include Terrelle Pryor.

Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 10:28 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Cuz Tim Tebow wouldn't have done it.  What about Reggie Bush?  This whole program is as clean as the bottom of my shoe.  I hope they get all that's coming to them and more.  Why pay for insurance on a free car? 

Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 9:21 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

You want me to say it? I'll say it.. This would have never happened with Tim Tebow. Cool

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2011 8:45 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Pryor is nothing but a punk who thinks he is above the rules (and laws) and is a cancer to any team he is on.  Nothing good comes out of Jeannette, PA.

Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2011 8:38 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Dang- it Rich Rod would have stayed at WVU, none of this would have happened to OSU because Prior would have been a Neer?  Oh wait, let's be honest, it happens all the time but who really cares. Coaches have no control over this- these boys are considered adults and can do what ever they want. The silly rules that the NCAA puts out there that ends up getting coaches dismissed are ridiculous. They really need to take a long hard look at what these kids can and cannot do.

Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 8:13 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Greasy no show jobs, car guys, this dirty Jim is dirtier than we thought....Easy to suceed when you hand out cash, cars and autographs for hippy lettuce. Thugs and no character guys always take he free handout.

Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2011 7:58 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Good grief, you think that Tressel could have learned from Steve Spurrier on how to disipline players from the Steven Garcia example.  I mean after all Spur Dog suspended him six times.  Of course he reinstated him six times but that's only because he said he really, really sorry and Steve felt he needed him on the field to win the SEC East again.  Too funny for words!  Hey, ya gotta love college football. 

As for Pryor, he showed a lot of restraint by showning up in used 350Z.  He left the new BMW 700 series in the garage at the vacation lake house.Laughing

Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 7:45 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

; I also laugh at the prospect that he should go into the supplemental draft.  Anybody have Jamarcus Russels phone#??  TP needs some guidance....

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: June 2, 2011 7:39 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

Good ole TP... just goes to show you what a POS this guy is.  OSU made an offer this guy couldn't refuse and now look what happened.  One thing's for certain.. JoePa wouldn't have put up with his shenanigans.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2011 7:29 am

Terrelle Pryor driving with suspended license?

*in the voice of the bully on the simpsons*



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