QB Terrelle Pryor Ends OSU Career

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced Tuesday afternoon he will not play his senior year at the university.(Photo: Scott Stuart (flickr))
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced Tuesday afternoon he will not play his senior year at the university.(Photo: Scott Stuart (flickr))

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor announced Tuesday afternoon he will not play his senior year at the university.

OSU head coach Luke Fickell said he was notified Pryor has decided to pursue a professional career.

“I wish him the best in his pursuits,” Fickell said.

Pryor could enter the NFL supplemental draft later this summer.

“We understand Terrelle’s decision and wish him well in this next phase of his life. We hope he returns to The Ohio State University one day to finish his degree,” said OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith in a statement.

Pryor was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season – along with several other teammates – for selling and exchanging memorabilia, including gold pants charms, for tattoos and cash. The NCAA also is investigating whether Pryor received improper benefits related to the numerous cars he has driven over the past few years.

His announcement comes eight days after former head football coach Jim Tressel resigned amid an NCAA investigation that he lied about his knowledge of players’ violations.

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