Report: QB remains ineligible for draft

BY foxsports • August 9, 2011

Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's name was not on the first list of eligible players for the NFL Supplemental Draft, The NFL Network reported Tuesday.

The supplemental draft is the former Buckeye's only shot of gaining entry into the NFL this season after deciding to forgo his senior year in June.

Pryor, who was already facing a five-game suspension, left Ohio State amid allegations that he received improper benefits. The NFL is still assessing his situation, according to The NFL Network.

"We spoke with the NFL today and were told that no decision has been made yet regarding Terrelle's eligibility for the supplemental draft," Pryor's high-profile agent Drew Rosenhaus wrote on his Twitter account.

The NFL has held a supplemental draft since 1977, granting players who missed the original filing deadline or were ruled ineligible to play college football an opportunity to be selected by an NFL team.

Pryor was at the center of a scandal involving a handful of Ohio State football players last season, which culminated in Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel's decision to resign in May.

Pryor's subsequent decision to leave came more than a month after the conclusion of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Former Georgia running back Caleb King, who was ruled academically ineligible to play his senior year for the Bulldogs, is the most noteworthy name currently on the supplemental draft list.

The supplemental draft, which takes place Aug. 17, will allow NFL teams to put in a bid for eligible players. Teams submit bids based on what round they would select the player in a normal draft scenario. The winning bid requires the team to forfeit the equivalent pick in the following year's draft.
 



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