Star quarterback Tyrrelle Pryor, already suspended for the first five games of the season, won’t be returning to school for his senior season. The supplemental NFL draft of the CFL are possibilities at this point.
In other Pryor news, ESPN is reporting that Pryor accepted between $20,000 and $40,000 in cash in exchange for autographs. ESPN’s source is a “former friend.” ESPN alleges each autograph netted Pryor between $500 and $1,000 — which seems awfully high for a Pryor signature and, without knowing anything about “former friend,” I’m not sure of the report’s accuracy.
And finally, former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight takes issue with the NCAA:
Bob Knight criticized the NCAA and called the rule Ohio State football players broke when they sold and traded their personal memorabilia “idiotic.”
The former Indiana and Texas Tech basketball coach, and an Ohio State alum, spoke to reporters Monday night before the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards ceremony, where he was scheduled to deliver the keynote address.
“I understand what’s happened and there was a rule that was violated,” Knight said. “But it was an idiotic rule.”
Five Ohio State players, including star quarterback Terrelle Pryor, were suspended for the first five games of the upcoming season after it was revealed they traded jerseys, rings, trophies and other items for tattoos.
“I think this NCAA that we’re currently involved with is so far out of touch with the integrity of the sport that it’s just amazing,” Knight said.
I assume the prohibition of throwing chairs at basketball referees is a stupid rule, too? Vintage Knight for your enjoyment: