At least five sources close to college football and the NFL have told CBS’ Len Pasquarelli that the five Ohio State Buckeyes suspended for the first five games of the season are expected to at least reconsider their supplemental draft stock.
It doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, but a lot more options are on the table. Everyone wants to talk about Terrelle Pryor, one of the most publicized (read: extremely overrated) players in Big Ten history when it comes to the “Buckeye Five” (aw what a cute name- they’re such persecuted and oppressed political prisoners), but it’s Devier Posey who really has the highest NFL draft stock of the group.
By Paul M. Banks
The unraveling of the sweater vest changes the dynamic, and now we hear whispers that Pryor and other draft-eligible Buckeyes would leave Columbus for the supplemental draft. Of course, that whole NFL lockout thing kind of makes things even muddier.
But TPeezy2, as he’s known on Twitter has other issues to deal with first. Like perhaps a gathering storm revolving around his ride. It’s pretty well known that OSU players drive cars that cost well beyond their means. And there’s obviously been lots of talk about “friends of the program” supplying those cars. Here’s video of Pryor and his 2007 Nissan 350Z from Monday night (Sports by Brooks)
Here’s more about that car, from SB:
Four hours earlier, the COLUMBUS DISPATCH reported that the NCAA was currently investigating Pryor’s use of vehicles while enrolled as a football player at Ohio State – and even before he signed with the school in 2008.
The NCAA and the Ohio State University’s compliance office are conducting an independent investigation of Terrelle Pryor amid allegations that the star quarterback may have received cars and other extra benefits, sources told The Dispatch today.
Pryor has been questioned by OSU compliance officials in the past, but sources said this is the most significant inquiry to date. He already has been interviewed at least once by investigators within the past few weeks, sources said.
Pryor and the cars he drives have been an issue since he arrived on campus three years ago. Pryor has been connected to more than a half dozen vehicles during his time at Ohio State, according to sources.
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