Terrelle Pryor on Seattle Radio: The QB Supports Court Decision Against the NCAA, Admits Wrong-Doing at Ohio State

By DJ Byrnes on August 12, 2014 at 2:55p

Two former Buckeye greats: Duron Carter (left) and Terrelle Pryor (right)


We last saw Terrelle Pryor cooling his heels with Ryan Shazier and Bradley Roby at an ESPY's after-party.

Today, the former Ohio State (and current Seattle Seahawks) quarterback took to the airwaves of Seattle's 710 ESPN station in a wide-ranging interview.

Nobody in this realm needs a refresher on Pryor's ouster, but he admits he was in the wrong. Although, there are some caveats to his admission.

"It was a rule, I broke it and I was wrong for that," Pryor said of his NCAA violations. "At the time, I was getting in trouble -- and I don't even call it being in trouble. I don't think helping my mother, who was in need, is being in trouble. I'll never regret that. The only thing I regret is hurting certain fans, teammates and coaches."

Times have changed in since Terrelle Pryor peeled out of the Woody Hayes Center in 2010, and one would find few people in Columbus that still hold a grudge against the two-time BCS bowl winner.

Pryor also admitted he supported the recent ruling against the NCAA in the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit:

"I'm glad they did that. The only thing I will say about that is when I was at Ohio State, all you see is red jerseys in the stands and you see a lot of No. 2s [Pryor's number at Ohio State]. I'll leave it at that.

Pryor also agreed with O'Bannon's trial contention that he was an athlete masquerading as a student:

"I won't say any school names, but the schools are telling you to take certain classes that you can pass so you can play. The problem with that is, if a guy like that gets hurt and now can't get that 500 grand or up to $5 million in an NFL contract, the guy hasn't learned a lot.

"He didn't learn to be a lawyer. He didn't learn to take the things he needed to move on, and now he has to go to school again. I see it going on an awful lot and I think it needs to be addressed."

Terrelle Pryor: former high school phenom turned NCAA reformer.

(And yes, it's still time to bring Terrelle home.)    

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