Posted by Adam Jacobi
As the fine gentlemen at Eye On Football reported Sunday evening, Former Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor's status for the 2011 NFL supplemental draft is still in limbo, and he's still trying to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and get a definitive answer. The supplemental draft is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, so there's clearly not a whole lot of time to be wasted here.
According to NFL rules, Pryor wouldn't be eligible for the supplemental draft unless he was kicked out of school or ruled academically ineligible. Pryor was indeed ruled permanently ineligible by Ohio State for not complying with the NCAA investigation he was involved in, so one would think that's enough to satisfy the NFL's requirements.
Now, it's plenty obvious that Pryor belongs in the NFL as soon as possible. He is clearly not going to be a member of Ohio State's football team ever again, we're already almost halfway through the CFL's 2011 season, and let's not even entertain the idea of "Terrelle Pryor, UFL rookie." However, if for whatever reason, Goodell decides that Pryor's circumstances aren't currently worthy of NFL supplemental draft inclusion, we may get the first instance in NCAA history where a student-athlete petitions to have his previous semester's grades lowered. "No no, you've got to give me an F instead of a C! I promise I cheated! Please believe me!"
But seriously. Let's let Terrelle Pryor in the NFL already, Mr. Goodell.