Terrelle Pryor is currently trying to redeem his reputation and earn a starting job with the Oakland Raiders. But meanwhile, back in Columbus, OH there is an auction live on eBay offering up Pryor’s 2008 Big Ten Championship ring, a piece of memorabilia that is closely connected to Pryor’s attempt to redeem himself.
The ring for sale on eBay represents a much simpler time for Pryor as he had yet to be embroiled in a scandal that Ohio State is still paying for dating back to last season. Pryor was busted selling his 2008 Championship ring as well as other Ohio State memorabilia and was ordered to pay back what he stole and serve a five game suspension.
Ohio State paid for the scandal too as their first season under Urban Myers was washed away despite the fact they should have been the ones playing in the National Championship Game against Notre Dame. So while Pryor had to pay monetarily, the Buckeyes very well could have lost out on a slam dunk National Championship given the poor way Notre Dame played against Alabama.
Pryor skipped the five-game suspension and went into the NFL Supplemental Draft where the Raiders picked him up and have him in the position he’s in today to earn the starting gig. Pryor was ordered to repay $2,500 for what he stole and sold, which means if he sold his ring for less than that he probably should have held onto it a little longer and sold it now.
The bidding was up to over $3,000 with around 11 hours left to go until the auction closes.