Thursday, August 18, 2011

Terrelle Pryor Gets Curious Okay To Enter NFL Supplemental Draft

It seems extremely odd that with the evidence that has been publicly offered for/against Terrelle Pryor that the NFL would have gone against their usual decent judgement and allowed him into their supplemental draft.

What's even more curious is that, for the first time ever, a player will serve his college suspension in the NFL.  Now, why would he need to do that?

The paranoid side of me is postulating that there was some sort of a deal brokered between Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and the NFL.  Why do I say this? Well, considering that the NFLPA was objecting right away to the five-game suspension (sets a bad precedent in their eyes), one might think that Rosenhaus would have also objected.  Rosenhaus is known for being a tough negotiator and getting maximum money for his clients, and here you have a situation where Pryor will miss five game checks.  Wouldn't you think Rosenhaus would have contested this?

He didn't.
"The five games we happily agreed to, voluntarily," Rosenhaus said. "The alternative wasn't very attractive. We're grateful for the chance."
That doesn't sound like Rosenhaus at all.  

In any case, what's done is done.  Pryor will hold his pro day workout in Pittsburgh on Saturday before Monday's Draft.  Then we will see who takes him, how big of a signing bonus that Rosenhaus tries to get (don't forget, Rosenhaus has done a lot of work on Pryor's behalf for what should be minimum money), and then we can forget all about it for at least a year as Pryor attempts to begin learning the craft of quarterback.

However, I probably won't be able to forget it, and will keep him on my radar going forward.

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