Terrelle Pryor, fresh off his first career win as a starting NFL QB, had some not so kind words for his former school. Today, the Columbus Dispatch released a piece about Pryor, in which he shared his thoughts about the end of his days with the Buckeyes. Pryor was quoted in saying that he has moved on from what happened in Columbus and is focused on the NFL now
“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.”
Of course, Pryor was at the center of the tattoo scandal that led to his suspension, an NCAA probation for Ohio state, and Jim Tressel’s unemployment (now a professor at Akron). The Buckeyes were nearby in California, but Pryor did not attend the game on Saturday. Should he have gone, Pryor would have had to pay his way, as accepting free tickets would violate his five-year ban from the university that started in 2011. “Those guys kicked me out of school after all those things I did for them,” Pryor said. Pryor was actually so upset that a Raiders official cut off a question from a Columbus 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.
After the game, Pryor caught up with the reporter and told him that it was not his job to be worried about Ohio State. Pryor claimed that he was “not at all” bitter and that he hoped the Buckeyes win the championship.