Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Former Ohio State and Jeannette quarterback Terrelle Pryor received some good and bad news today.
Good news is that the NFL has made him eligible for this year’s supplemental draft.
The bad news is that Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs.
Here’s a statement that the league released to all 32 NFL teams:
Details via the NFL statement released to all 32 teams:
“… Pryor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules, which resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football.
“Pryor then applied to enter the NFL after the regular draft. Pryor had accepted at the end of the 2010 college football season a suspension for the first five games of the 2011 season for violating NCAA rules. Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs.”
The NFL announced that the draft has been rescheduled for August 22.
Pryor is expected to hold a Pro Day over the weekend in order to impress NFL teams.