97 Seconds of Contrition

By Jason Priestas on June 14, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Speaking alongside agent Drew Rosenhaus at a press conference in Miami, Terrelle Pryor apologized to Buckeye fans:

"I say sorry to all the Buckeye nation and all the Buckeye fans across the country. I never meant to hurt anybody directly or indirectly with my conduct off the field and I am truly sorry."

"In terms of coach Jim Tressel, a special shoutout. I'm sorry for what all went down and I apologize with all my heart. I love you just like a father. You taught me a lot and I apologize for putting you in a situation and taking you out of a job and place that you loved to be. I regret the fact that you're not there any more and I regret the fact that I'm not there any more."

Pryor went on to confirm that he would be entering the NFL's supplemental draft and that he would work to become the best quarterback he could be -- both on and off the field.

He also mentioned that he was nine credits short of graduation and vowed to get his degree from Ohio State, though he may want to consider the Lima campus or some type of distance learning program because it will probably be a long, long time until he's welcomed back in Columbus.

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