Monday, September 16, 2013

Terrelle Pryor blasts Ohio State for failing to embrace him

In his final game with Ohio State, Terrelle Pryor led the Buckeyes to a Sugar Bowl victory.

Oakland Raiders quarterback Terelle Pryor still holds hard feelings toward Ohio State for the way the school has failed to embrace him since his premature departure in 2011.

After notching a 19-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Pryor told the Columbus Dispatch that he currently has no relationship with his former school, and it doesn't appear he will anytime soon, either.

“That’s my school, but they don’t really accept me,” Pryor said. “I’ve moved on to what I have now, and that’s just football.”

Pryor's time as a Buckeye was nothing short of outstanding before being implicated in the 2011 scandal involving him and multiple other players accepting improper benefits. Pryor went 31-4 as a starter and led Ohio State to three Big Ten titles before choosing to forgo his senior season to try and avoid punishment by the NCAA.

Part of the stipulation of a five-year ban the university placed on him in 2011 was that Pryor couldn't accept free tickets from anyone connected to the Ohio State football program. Pryor is still clearly upset with the way everything unfolded, though.

“Those guys kicked me out of school after all those things I did for them,” Pryor said.

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