On Twitter from the Cleveland Plain Dealer via @mikerothstein:
BREAKING NEWS: Terrelle Pryor has decided to end his football career at Ohio State, per his lawyer
On Twitter from the Cleveland Plain Dealer via @mikerothstein:
BREAKING NEWS: Terrelle Pryor has decided to end his football career at Ohio State, per his lawyer
wow epic triple posting, all within 2 minutes of each other.
seriously though, this only makes official what most of us figured was fact once tressel tucked his tail and ran.
This is why I love MGoBlog: instant information and coverage from the Community (and for free). ESPN and other sports MSM can shove it.
Given that the thread starts with a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Just callin 'em like I see 'em. If it weren't for the MSM, the amount of news that blogs discuss would take a massive drop. I don't really understand all this 'hate the MSM' like it's something bad for democracy.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer could just as easily be Joe's Dawg Pound Blog and considering the health of the newpaper industry that may not be too far off. My knock on the MSM, and I don't pretend to speak for everyone, is that some jounalists make no effort to hide the fact that what they're doing is attempting to use their position to influence public opnion instead of providing unbiased and balanced reporting. The MSM is a critical component to our society that is there to shine a light on dark corners, regardless of any policitcal or social narrative.
Something tells me he wont have 200 supporters show up at his house...
No, but 200 people of a different sentiment might still show up.
here are some official-ish links:
and everyone else is now carrying it as well...
I wuz tolt if I left I got my own draft... How many fakeass Buckeyes get there own draft? Haha U MAD!
Thank goodness, what took you so long?
What took me so long is cuz I was gonna go in tha big draft but than I was like TP2... What do u need? An I was like well I already got cars and money and womenz and all the normil Coolidge things so I was Like I need my own draft and so I did RESEARCH and was like ok so I did
Everybody gets his own draft.
First Uncle Tressell, now toilet paper Pryor. F...ck Terrell Pryor.
What you gonna pawn or sell now for your farewell tat there TP ?.
Not surprised. After all the investigations into Car-gate, it would be stupid for him to come back.
The Omaha Nighthawks must be very excited!
He'll have to compete with Jeb Putzier for that starting TE spot.
the writing has been on the wall for some time. so who's next?
If I were a betting man I would say Smith and then Gee.
Gee will wiggle out by throwing everyone else under the bus. Any dude that sports a bow tie has to have some nasty underhandness to whip out on command. The guy is not big enought to kick someone's ass who makes fun of him, but I am damn sure he will mess that guy up in some other manner.
"Any dude that sports a bow tie has to have some nasty underhandness to whip out on command" so just to clarify when you say "nasty underhandedness" you really mean huge balls and 0 morals and or ethics right?????
A bow tie and a sweater vest... Derp!
Celebrate good times, c'mon! Na na na na na naa naa na
Skeeps then Rick's?
Have a couple for me...
but i thought they were going to kick out ass?!?!
it's true. even goats are happy.
You need to brush up on your knowledge of farm animals.
dammit, i was so happy i mixed up a sheep and a goat.
he just got a really good sheeps' tattoo from this place down in Columbus....
Think you meant to say sheep... baaaah
How many legs are donkeys suppose to have again?
That's not his leg....
I love all of this.
Hopefully he is done as a student too, c'mon unredacted FOIA requests!!!
... I assume his records while a student remain priveleged, despite his graduation. No?
20 credits will get you a bachelors at OSU...
Twenty credits will get a library named after you
At OSU you don't graduate, you gratuate ...
You must be thinking of a different TP.
I think he was thinking of this TP who has nothing but time to study
Student records are private and cannot be FOIA'd
he could walk on campus without getting tared and feathered at this point?
Are scales being set up all across Columbus as an incentive for students to lose weight?
If you think it's bad for Pryor now, wait 'til he officially becomes 0-0 for his career as a Buckeye QB.
Nope. FERPA applies until death, then there's a cooling off period before things can be released. Then the estate of said person can maybe allow release (not 100% on this).
Can't say this is surprising. But I AM surprised it took him this long to decide.
Per his lawyer?
TP tried first, but as per usual no one could tell what the hell he was saying.
...to a perfect career.
He was just four Heismans short of his goal. Narrow miss.
He belongs in the pantheon next to Ron Powlus.
He was just overrated, which proably wasn't his fault. TP on the other hand is a certifiable f-ck up.
Powlus was by all accounts a good kid, but he, too, fell a bit shorty of Beano Cook's 4 Heisman prognostication.
Yeah, why have the lawyer release the statement? And where's he getting the money to pay the lawyer. Surely OSU has taken away his key to the equipment closet.
because Pryor does not speak or write well, and needs a measured and concise out. Furthermore, many lawyers would do the work pro bono because the attorney's name is now all over the press. Cheap advertising, I'd do it too. Or, Pryor will pay him for the services when and if he gets an NFL contract.
Good question. I wonder what kind of fee agreement he has with the lawyer. If the lawyer's acting pro bono, I wonder if you can make a case that it's an improper benefit. Seems like a huge loophole if any lawyer can provide legal services for a student-athlete by claiming it was pro bono work.
On a semi unrelated note, I would pay money to see TP walking into that Columbus car dealer and trying to get his new-car-of-the-month.
Even if he's not acting pro bono, extending credit in anticipation of future NFL earnings would also seem like an extra/improper benefit.
You are both correct that free private legal services is potentially an impermissible benefit, but TP may no longer be a student athlete.
Assuming he heads to the CFL/NFL/Nearest Best Buy, he can accept whatever benefits people choose to throw his way.
The only thing that can make this better is if he does not get drafted in the supplemental draft.
Ok, I hate the idea of no NFL this season as much as the next but this wouldn't be a bad silver lining - not only does he not get drafted or make any money but he has to go play in the CFL or something!
even better if they don't let him into the supplemental draft. entirely possible since he bailed before his status changed.
With a lockout there's no supplemental draft, right? It just got better.
Stand up and shout it with me: CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE, BITCHES!
Not true. I've read numerous places that there will be a supplemental draft if someone enters it AKA Pryor.
I don't wish him ill. I just wish him gone.
Who's up next?
How funny...or should i say "sad" that he has a lawyer!
we have lawyers in college, make them release statements, pay them with fraudulently gotten money.
Nice to see he did it for his teammates. That guy has great character.
"It's quite possible Rich Rodriguez's crowning achievement at Michigan was not signing Terrelle Pryor"
Though to be fair, I'd say getting Denard to migrate North contends for #1.
well for three years people were complaining that RR failed to bring in Pryor... honestly does anyone think that is a valid criticism now? Soooooo glad Pryor didn't come here...
So long, freak
the NCAA can't touch him, can't get his records, can't make him testify. See Bush, Reggie. Brilliant strategy and dovetails nicely with the aggressive Gordon Gee spin campaign today.
Once it's official, ohio can pay the remainder of his signing bonus without it being a violation, one supposes
Yeah, I'm a little worried about that. I just hope the damage has already been done. Which part of me thinks it has. Otherwise Tressel would have kicked him to the curb a while ago, just like Maurice Clarrett.
I doubt that leaving OSU will make the school's records about him any more or less protected. You're right that they can't make him talk, though, just like Bush.
EDIT: They could make him talk if he transfers to another NCAA school, of course.
did it help out USC any?
Quite convenient for the school and Pryor if you ask me. He leaves and escapes the abuse from fellow team members and students. The school now has a scapegoat ro pinned it on and they can fatten his pockets to ensure there is no communication between him and the NCAA.
Even my phone is so happy it is spitting things out in 2's
Couldn't have said it better...
He'll always have Columbus. Forever and ever and ever. Until laser tattoo removal is improved, he will always be a Buckeye. That, or long sleeves:
With the impending doom around OSU and TP how soon does the board think he waits until he gets it removed and /or covered up?
I set the over under at a 12 months. What's your estimate?
I don't think he'll get them covered up, he no longer has access to equipment to trade to get it done
The dumb bastard will probably pull up a u-haul behind the Woody Hayes center and fill it up with equipment from storage when he is cleaning out his locker.
How much is he going to hate that tattoo now...
Oh, there's irony in there somewhere.
I'm pretty sure that would require a conscience.
The "O" is crooked.
Just like Pryor.
It stands for ZERO ligitimate wons over UM.
Everyone quits teams, leaves teams, disgraces you, disgraces me, whatever
I have never experienced a win over OSU as a blue fan.
Needless to say, I am now VERY excited about november 26...
Are you a convert or just young?
I experienced them regularly growing up. One of the topics at Thanksgiving dinner every year was discussing the victory over OSU from the week before. I want that back. God, how I want that back.
I salute you for this post and for everything you stand for.
I was born in 1980. I grew up a Michigan fan (thanks Dad!) in Cincinnati. I got used to us winning almost every game against tsio. It was glorious. Almost all of my friends were buckeye fans. There was some gloating...
I was born in 1980 as well. In my lifetime, we had beaten OSU 13 times before I even graduated high school.
We had it pretty good, didn't we?
It was like stocking up for the winter hibernation now that I think about it. Hopefully the pain of winter is over. Hoke SPRINGS eternal. (see what I did there)
Like a gift that just keeps on giving, this appeared on espn.com:
Last week's resignation under pressure of Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was not a result of the university attempting to ward off possible NCAA sanctions, school president Gordon Gee said Tuesday. Gee said the coach's Memorial Day departure followed an accumulation of issues that were troubling to the university.
Story link here: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6636520
President Gee was just happy that Terrelle Pryor didn't fire him.
Who knew that RR and TPs careers would each only last 3 years in their respective college towns?
A lot of people probably assumed TP's career would be 3 years, but they probably thought it would be because he would declare after junior year as a 1st round NFL lock with the amount of hype surrounding him.
Including Pryor himself...what has to be running through his head right now? He created all this hype for himself and, to quote the Bible which I never do,"Oh, how the mighty have fallen!"
may just be brilliant. It's David lamenting his enemy, King Saul, being killed, though he is next to take over his throne.
David did not view him as his enemy, but rather as the anointed king. His durge, "The Bow" and his preceeding comments also included David's son, Jonathan who David acknowledged that his love for David was deeper than the love from women. In today's world it would be extremly rare to have that kind of friend, unlike TP's friends. In summary...This sure is good popcorn.
They are now forever linked. This will undoubtedly end up with Rich Rod hiring Terrelle Pryor as his quarterback coach/researching research guy on recruits sometime in the future.
Pass the popcorn!
May you drive off into the sunset and supplemental draft in your Dodge Charger, I mean Nissan 350Z, I mean Star Wars Land Speeder
But but but, he promised Tressel he would finish his senior season and accept his 5 game punishment. What does a promise mean anymore?
Honda has announced the new "Pryor" line of cars. Apparently, you can test drive them off the lot for 2-3 weeks with no money down.
his promise?! I mean he promised!!
who didn't see this coming
I guess this is basically and admittance of guilt by Pryor. Or at least that is what we all get to read it as.
for your awesome username.
In the words of the student section at Yost Arena....ahem...
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH CYA!! chump dick wuss asshole prick cheater bitch whore slut!! COCKSUCKER!
Where is douche bag?
it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault, it's all your fault!
Not if it's a lack of institutional control...
I prefer to direct this one toward Tressel. :-)
Looks like Pryor made enough off memorabilia to retire from college football. Cause we know he wont make it in the NFL. Hope he doesn't think this will end the investigation.
is like Reggie Bush "deciding" to give the Heisman back, or Tressel "deciding" to quit. Wonder if Gee will have any big decisions in his future. Oh well, so much for keeping your promise Terrelle.
for a good laugh....expecting "we dont want him anyways", "tressel leaving was all of his fault", "braxton is better anyways"
has no future as a NFL QB. If he's smart(doubtful), he would move to WR.
Making it harder for him to get in and out of breaks. If anything he would be a better fit at TE with some appearances in a wild cat package getting the ball out of the shot gun.
beat me to it.
at the second window. Please pull ahead.
I'm happier than an elephant walrus on crack!
Can't wait to see who leaves next.
Is it at all possible to have Lloyd Brady over his shoulder snagging some popcorn as well?
...Or the entire MGoCommunity?
If Lloyd Brady himself came on MGoBlog and say "Hey guys, could you please stop? It's creepy." I'm pretty sure we would stop. As far as I know, he seems to enjoy the name (or at least not mind it). Thus, I see no problem with it.
When you say "As far as I know," do you actually have knowledge about how he feels about this?
You are a king. A true treasure.
Hoke gif without pointing. Best of the many laughs on this Goodbye Pryor post.
Don't forget chunkums!
YOU THE MAN!
The excellent jaw movement on a dude....
I just keep coming back and watching this.
"Terrelle Pryor's attny Larry James says Pryor won't return for Sr. season at OSU. Will weigh his options of NFL Supplemental draft/transfer"
Lol TRANSFER? After all the drama of Car-gate?
Just go to the supplemental draft or quit football entirely, I don't know if he'll ever play NCAA football again
to WfVU, to play for Rich Rod (the do-over)?
I would LOVE to see the drama that would come with a Terrelle Pryor transfer.
I am overly stimulated to the point of numbness. What's left?
who really didn't see this coming
This just keeps getting sweeter. GO BLUE.
But what about his degree?!?!
They give those out at tOSU too? I thought it was just cars and tattoos and horrible morals.
i want to get a tattoo of TP getting a tattoo
Now let's hope he continues his irrational behavior and completely opens up about what went on at OSU.
Maybe this time the NCAA will listen as opposed to when Maurice Clarret tried that one...
They're walking a whole 2 blocks too!
I think Pryor just took the crown from LeBron for Ohios King Douchebag. Can't wait till next year when he has to bum rides to 7 11 and Mickey D.
Man, beating OSU without Cheaty AND Pryor just won't be as gratifying. This sucks.
Wait a minute. Yes it will. To hell with those guys.
Now we need to find out where braxton miller got his art work at.
I could not believe that when I saw it.
Maybe I'm the only one thinking this way-but in the long term for Michigan this is awful that TP has left school. He no longer has to participate in the investigation and speak with the NCAA>
It looks like Terelle's career came to end because...
(put on my sunglasses)
of prior indisrections.
Does this mean he is entering the supplemental draft?
But but but.... he PROMISED Tressel he'd come back!!!
I heard it was a PINKY promise too so now he's really in trouble!
He only promised to come back if he had a car for tressel....
It makes me wish it was Nov. 26th.
now the pressure is really on hoke and the team. if we can't beat them this year, well, yikes.
buckeyes, welcome to the pain of a freshman starting qb.
Braxton Miller, meet Mike Martin
Make horfords arms look muscular.
He provided so much great material, so many laughs, such embarrassment for tosu. When has there ever been a bigger jerk playing for the Bucks? Maurice Clarrett, maybe, but he burned out so quickly. From year one through his leaving, TP was a gift that kept on giving.
David Boston was a bigger jerk than either Pryor or Clarrett. But he was a jerk who didn't cheat or played for a coach that cheated.
Didn't Boston use steroids at some point in his college or pro career?
Did he? If so, the jerk label still stands. Man, he was an ass.
He tested positive for GHB, which has some effect elevating HGH, apparently.
Yes, and if you recall, he complained about his teammates in Miami tackling him in practice because- no joke- he had two nipple rings put in, and this, to Boston, was unnecessary discomfort, this being hit in the chest in football practice. Couldn't find the original Miami Herald story, so this will have to suffice: http://forums.marlinsbaseball.com/topic/15795-david-boston-article/
More tp material is on the way. He just left osu, he didn't die. He will keep making us laugh for years to come
How long until he gets pulled over with a bunch of guns and grey goose?
I say 18 months.
Well meltdown is occurring over on some osu forums here are some tidbits:
"TP has been the man and he loves the buckeyes i actually think the people ran him out to
all ive ever seen TP do is bring joy to the hearts of buckeye fans and FUK everyone who ever doubted that
hes top 5 buckeye in my book"
"You surprised, Poor young man is tired of tOSU taking advantage of him and making money off of his skills. Now it's time for him to make billions on his own."
Billions I say!
I love being a Michigan fan!!!
One day, I'm going to be able to change my avatar to the TP mug shot. I can't wait.
And yes, this is me calling dibs.
Goodbye to my least favorite college football player of all time!
Don't let the car door hit you on the way out
Ohio State released the following statement from AD Gene Smith:
"We understand Terrelle’s decision and wish him well in this next phase of his life. We hope he returns to The Ohio State University one day to finish his degree."
And the following statement from head coach Luke Fickell:
"I was notified this evening that Terrelle has decided to pursue a professional career. I wish him the best in his pursuits."
And finally, a statement from the Owner of Fine Line Tattoos, Edward Rife:
I hope that Terrelle helps himself to a highly lucrative contract in pro football, and that he returns to Columbus after the completion of my sentence in the federal correctional system, so that we can finish the work on his upper right arm and chest, and perhaps even do the combination Hummer/Transformer/marijuana plant mural on his upper back that we were planning last winter.
Everybody at OSU keeps acting like nothing I happening. Just check out gene smiths rhetoric here. An asteroid is heading for Columbus and all the administration is doing well is keeping secrets
Now he's going to be Jamarcus Russell. Terrellible in the NFL, cut by whoever is dumb enough to sign him and then.......
Minus the huge payday that comes with being the first overall pick, of course.
I can't WAIT for my last final to be over so I can start drinking.
shit storm post?
A bigger cheater. The fact that he beat Michigan every year also makes me hate him. I think honestly that's my biggest motivator here.
they see him rollin' (in one of his various automobiles) they hatin' (where they refers to the NCAA and now OSU in general)
tryna catch me tradin rings!
Hahahahahaha. Jager shots all around. That is all.
This gif is worth its weight in gold.
...and opening the door for Braxton Miller to compete for the starting quarterback position.
"Like Shoeless Joe Jackson ... he's disgraced, but we'll never forget him."
didn't mean to reply this link, but it should still be viewed by all.
He's gone but he left osu with gonorrhea!
With no CBA, hello CFL! Recruiting sites may be good at assesing talent, but failed here with attitude and maturity. Thanks vest for getting TP to go to tsio!!
TP: Imma take me talents to da cfl
Alrighty then. Which team will be desperate enough to take Pryor? Will they make him give back the cars?
He's already got the criminal background - he could take over as a starter right away . . .
How many tattoos will this free up for next year's class?
But if I am not mistaken, tattoos that come in next January can still count towards this year's class. So I think there's still some ambiguity as to the total number.
What a gross person.
I cannot believe the complete 180 my life as a Michigan fan has taken since Brady Hoke was hired. That man is a goddamn karmic masterpiece.
Just wanted to say this comment is pure genius. Made my day!
There's almost something new everyday in this gift that keeps on giving. With the Vest and TP gone, have to wonder what's next!
the NCAA doesn't drop the hammer now? Too little too late
Tpryor needs to make an appearance on this thread, ASAP.
First Sanzenbacher graduates now TP leaves early. YESSSSSS Gid rid of moar Wolverine killers!
Per the same source (OSU Alum with connections to people surrounding the Rife case) who told me about "Tatt Gate" 5 days before it came out originally:
The Dispatch and ESPN are looking into the allegations that Eddie Rife "owns or owned" some of the players involved in the tattoo parlor scandal. This obviously points towards point shaving or some type of fixing. My source claims that this has been said but its just a matter if they are going to be able to come up with credible evidence to even write a story about it.
Whether this ever turns out to be anything I'm not sure but this guy was spot on last time. Also, i looked at the results versus the spread and over/unders and I saw nothing fishy from last year... Maybe its old though.
If this turns out to have any truth at all, this will officially sink titanic. Stay tuned.
allegations that Eddie Rife "owns or owned" some of the players involved in the tattoo parlor scandal.
This is the first I've heard about the possible slavery angle.
Brian needs to make this the new banner
Time to fire up Ol' Sparky!
Enter Drew Rosenhaus.
...now he knows how to say tOSU instead of whatever mangled garbage came out of his mouth when he committed.
Also, the ESPN article states he may be interested in the Canadian Football League for next season due to the lockout shenanigans. I'm sure plenty of people are, but I'm still trying to stop laughing. Someone please photoshop a South Park Canadian Terrelle... cars optional.
That would be "The University of Ohio State," if you don't mind. Watch your language.
5 seconds, but only 5 seconds, to feel bad for that kid. i mean, he didnt get any favors from the people who needed to help him the most, including that douchbag jim tressel and his "mentor" sarrniak.
heres another high profile flameout under jim tressel's watch and for the life of me i cant believe he still rides off with half the media slobbing that knob.
Terrelle, if you are reading this, I work for a company that researches things. I've read your research paper about research and I'd like to speak with you regarding possible employment.
I love Twitter I just started my Michigan Blog a week ago And I must say I love my Michigan Followers on Twitter. We broke the Pryor story 5 minutes before ESPN at GO BLUE!! Come check us out EVERYONE http://everythingmichiganandmore.blogspot.com
Nothing worse than someone trying to take credit for breaking a story that they merely RT'd while ESPN independently confirmed the report with sources since they have, you know, a reputation to uphold
4,581 days since TUO$ has beaten Michigan without cheating!
Let the implosion continue ... Who's next?!?
It seems that depth at QB will be very thin this season at OSU
This means that they will have a grand total of one QB who has taken a snap in a game:
Braxton Miller, Freshman -- 5 Star
Joe Bauserman, Senior -- 2 Star -- Career Stats (25/47 , 320 yds, 53.1% completion, 2 TDs, 1 INT)
Taylor Graham, Sophomore -- 3 Star
Justin Siems, Senior -- UR
Sounds like they're going to be hurting at that position until Miller steps up. Not quite 2008, but close.
They continue to blindly support their lying. cheating (and fired) ex-coach, and celebrate when they send their star QB in to what will likely be a tailspin for his career and most likely life. I didn't like TP, but man he is getting a raw deal from those inbreds.
I know they are completely different situations, but can you imagine the Michigan fanbase turning their back on Denard when Rich Rod was fired? Even the most stubborn and ridiculous Michigan fans (trust me, they do exist) aren't that cold and evil.
For the first time in a long time, I can smell the blood of a victory 6 months from now.
Except Denard didn't cheat.
It's a shame that the Columbus Destroyers, folded up. It would have been great to see Terrelle playing for the local Arena League team.
There are stages of grief beyond denial and anger. Will you kindly move on to fear?
I actually hoped that he'd stay at OSU and continue to be a distraction.
Agreed. That way recruits would visit OSU and see TP. Then come here and see Denard.
be TP going to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, what a lovely place to spend a career.
Detroit Lions would be fitting karma!
I will gladly start a new thread for you as soon as I get to 100 points. At the rate I'm going it'll be in November.
Else does TP do for pay?
Thank God Pryor didn't pick the Michigan University.
We and OSU have pretty much the same slogan - theirs is "Those who stay will be on probation" . . . .
The University of Michigan needs to grant Pryor an honorary degree: Doctor of Lulz.
"And you wonder why they call you bitch?"
Wow I'm so surprised. So here is Maurice Clarett 2.0, and I'm sure his premature departure will be followed up by a lessor OSU against Michigan at the Big House
So tressel got a job with southwest airlines and their commercials "wanna get away?" Any rumor on tp's new job?
@MKimESPNAmerica: OTL: Terrelle Pryor made $20,000-$40,000 autographing memorabilia, according to a former friend who witnessed it.
just watch, within a couple of weeks we'll get to watch AD Smith try to take a bullet for T$IO. Too little, too late. the NCAA is a coming like death...
What a guy? I hope the NCAA slams OSU and Pryor is villified the rest of his CFL career.
in the CFL, when he plays Montreal, I'll go and get kicked out heckling that chump while wearing my Michigan gear. Then again, not sure he's good enough. He aint no Moon, Flutie, Jeff Garcia.
Arena football here comes T-Peezey!
Really looking forward to him singing like a canary to the Olentangy Mafia.
I really wanted to see us kick his a$$ next November. Lack of payback is gauling.
Although realistically this increases our chances of beating them next year, there is something vaguely unsatisfying about beating only the second string cheaters. I would have liked another shot at him and Tressel.
...10 minutes before ESPN did
Reads like an obituary...
The Tressel era began with Michigan unexpectedly losing its star QB when he was going to be a senior (Henson). It ends with OSU unexpectedly losing Pryor before his senior year. Nice symmetry there.
Pryor leaving? I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.
Operator: You've reached NCAA headquarters. How may I direct your call?
Pryor: Julie Roe Lach in enforcement, please.
Lach: This is Julie.
Pryor: What do you want to know?
Can't wait to update the NCAA12 roster when it comes out to remove TP and everyone else who's gone by season opener.... That will be a truly enjoyable task.