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FOR THE RECORD
August 29, 2011
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August 29, 2011

For The Record

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By the Raiders in the third round of Monday's supplemental NFL draft, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor (left). The dual-threat passer, who will be suspended for the first five regular-season games (and whom the Raiders reportedly envision as a receiver), left school in June after spending the off-season embroiled in a scandal that saw Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel resign in May. Pryor's availability had been in limbo until the league issued a memo last Thursday declaring his eligibility and the duration of his suspension, which matches the length of the punishment he would have received from the NCAA for trading memorabilia for tattoos and money. The league, which reportedly consulted NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith on the issue, drew criticism for its penalizing of Pryor for violating another organization's rules. Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, however, called it "a small price to pay."

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