Sep 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Jaguars 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders’ Terrelle Pryor says Ohio State does not accept him


Current Oakland Raiders starting quarterback Terrelle Pryor had a pretty decorated stay at Ohio State, which included winning the Rose Bowl in 2010. That of course all came to a crashing halt when Pryor and Ohio State were named in an investigation which allegedly suggested that Pryor received improper benefits and also pulled a Johnny Manziel way before the Texas A&M signal caller did it, signing autographs for money.

That eventually lead to Pryor leaving Ohio State, where he was ‘banned’ from the athletic department.

Clearly not happy about the way things went down, Pryor attempted to unload on the school this weekend during an interview, which was cut short by a member of the Raiders public relations team.

Per the Columbus Dispatch:

“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.”

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

The indignation in his voice spurred a Raiders official to step in and cut off a question from a Dispatch reporter.

“Guy, we’re not going to talk about Ohio State right now,” said the Oakland official, sending Pryor out the locker-room door.

Pryor says he doesn’t have any animosity against Ohio State, though given the comments, that’s a little difficult to believe. Clearly there was some behind the scenes stuff that went down, of which we’ll likely never know.

Tags: Oakland Raiders Ohio State Ohio State Buckeyes Terrelle Pryor

  • Dan TheMan

    What’s wrong with reporters badgering this kid about Ohio State?! Wasn’t being kicked out of school and blacklisted enough? How much money did he make for that school over and above what they gave him in terms of scholarship value? The kid screwed up. He paid a pretty steep price. Let it go. He’s a Raider now – not a Buckeye – of course he’s going to have hurt feelings over it – most people that attend college develop a very close affiliation with their school – even non-athletes. To expect him not to be upset about being kicked out of school and basically shunned is stupid. Put this crap to rest and let the kid enjoy however much of a career he may have in the NFL.

  • Raider3

    We at Raider Nation accept you TP.

  • Silvia Arredondo

    Who cares you play for the NFL now. btw I made up a new nickname for you. T.P “the stiff G” haha. Hence, you are the G of stiffing players in the face which btw is hilarious!

  • MartyCalderon

    I hope one day Pryor does air out his experience. I don’t even watch college anymore as it’s a dirty business that tries to pass it’s self as sport of the love of the game. But for now, Pryor is a Raider and we as a Nation accept T2. No matter your past, Raider Nation will give you that second chance. As for nicknames, I like a play off T2 and call him the Terminator. Just because it’d be cool to take advantage of the silver and have some cool metallic features of terminators. Pryor is as gifted of an athlete I’ve ever seen, big, fast, strong arm, so much up side. He’s like a machine. Why not be a terminator.

  • bronncohowie

    He’s hated in Columbus because he’s a DOUCHEBAG !