PITTSBURGH (KDKA) After a long and arduous road, Terrelle Pryor’s dream of playing in the NFL came true Monday afternoon.
The Oakland Raiders selected the former Ohio State University quarterback with a third-round pick in the NFL Supplemental Draft.
The Jeannette native elected to forego his senior season at Ohio State after a scandal rocked the program, which led to Jim Tressel resigning as the head coach earlier this year.
Pryor was to be suspended for the first five games of the upcoming college football season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell elected to uphold that suspension in the NFL.
As a result, Pryor will not be allowed to practice or play with the Raiders for the first five weeks of the regular season. However, he can participate in preseason games and practices.
The Raiders will now forfeit their third-round pick in the 2012 draft.