Terrelle Pryor Would Not Have Played In 2011 For OSU

Pryor Now Eligible For Supplemental Draft
Pryor Now Eligible For Supplemental Draft

Now we know why Terrelle Pryor quit on his teammates last month. He didn't have a choice after refusing to cooperate with the NCAA.

Per the AP on Tuesday, Pryor would not have played for the entire 2011 season even after being suspended for the first five games of the season. There isn't any further explanation in the wire story but that does raise questions as to whether that had any bearing on the NCAA investigation into Jim Tressel.

Pryor's lawyer had been seeking clarification of the quarterback's status in regards to the NFL supplemental draft.   Pryor now meets the standards to be eligible for supplemental draft.

Ohio State "completely disassociated" Pryor from the program for five years. It is not believed that Pryor's reported non-cooperation would have impacted the school's position in the case.

Posted by Dennis Dodd on CBSSports.com