This is pathetic.
Gene Smith & Jim Tressell offered Terrell Pryor to take a 5 game suspension if he wanted to play in the Sugar Bowl. As long as OSU won that Bowl game and made big money of it, the NCAA was perfectly fine with it. Now that they all made their money and have their pockets filled, they're going to make Pryor suffer for his mistakes, yet take their paycheck and enjoy a nice vacation. It's great to see Jim Tressell leave with MILLIONS of dollars and live a comfortable life, while Pryor is the only one held accountable for his mistakes.
So is Mr. Goddell going to do anything about Peter Carroll? You know the guy that bolted a program before the revelations of cheating came through and is making 8 million dollars a year in the NFL.
The sad part is that he didn't suffer anything (except for a nice big paycheck) yet all those kids who were there AFTER his tenure have to pay for his wrongdoings. So is Goddell going to do something about Carroll and protect the "integrity" of the sport? What a joke.
I like it as well.
These cheaters are viewing the NFL as their safe haven from their misgivings done in college. They get to the pros and almost thumb their nose at the problem, never once caring what they are doing to their institutions after they are outside the reach of the NCAA.
I hope Goddell and the NCAA expand their cooperative.
I like it.
Good to see this developing cooperative between the NFL and the NCAA.
And the argument that this could / should be retroactive is silly to past players who had NCAA infractions is silly. It's a new initiative and nobody in the past is going to get the horns.
The NFL is becoming the safe haven for those who screw around in the NCAA and I'm getting tired of it.
Couldn't agree more! Wait...who are we talking about here? :229031_confused2:
BL, I agree.
He was dirty, IMO. But you have to start somewhere and just because Carroll got in under the gun doesn't mean they shouldn't start the cooperative.
We all know that Goodell wouldn't do shit to a coach no matter what they did. Different rules for players. Our own drunk driving o-line coach is proof of that. Goodell is such a clown. They should make him VP of Marketing instead of Commish because that's all he really does.
Let's see. AJ Green was suspended for 4 games for selling his OWN jersey. He violated NCAA rules. Yet he was eligible for the draft...I wonder why? Maybe because he was a top 5 pick and the NFL didn't want to hurt their next big money maker...
The NFL should NOT punish players for something that happened in a different league. What Pryor did while in college is no business of the NFL. And to let the coaches go nonpunishable is even more hilarious.
:thumbup: to the Commish for taking a stand against cheaters!
Pryor was suspended for the first five games by Ohio State. Then he decides to move to NFL. They're just honoring that suspension so to speak so he can't get away scott free. \
However, now Pryor and lawyer are saying they're going to appeal: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...ame-suspension