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.