NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Personally Hears Suspension Appeal For Terrelle Pryor
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor had his agent and lawyer’s meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday to appeal his five-game suspension which was carried over from his time spent at Ohio University.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter the meeting lasted 80 minutes and included Pryor’s agent Drew Rosenhaus and several attorney’s.
Pryor was not at the hearing, instead he spent his time practicing at Raiders facilities on Thursday afternoon.
Rosenhaus said the meeting appeared to go well and that a ruling was expected to arrive shortly.
In order to make Pryor eligible for the supplemental draft he said at one point that he would not appeal the original NCAA ruling, however Rosenhaus last week told the NFLPA that they planned to appeal after members of the NFL Players Association pushed for the union to appeal the suspension.
According to ESPN, Pryor’s attorney, David Cornwell, filed a letter Aug. 26 saying he planned to appeal.
The appeal won’t mean Pryor is about to jump in and take over the top QB spot for Oakland, he is currently behind Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller on the teams depth chart and currently his spot does not count against the Raider’s roster numbers.
Given the relationship college Football has with the NFL do you believe NCAA suspensions should be able to carry over into the NFL?