Ohio State’s most polarizing player since Maurice Clarett opened up to Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter recently and talked about his side of Tattoogate.
In the story, he said that the money he got from selling memorabilia, such as a pair of his “gold pants” and his 2009 Fiesta Bowl Sportsmanship Award, was to help his mother pay for rent and gas.
This is the first time he has said anything about the scandal since he left Ohio State shortly after former coach Jim Tressel’s resignation.
Left on the third string of the Oakland Raiders, Pryor has had a lot to think about, including about whether or not he wanted to play football anymore.
Pryor claimed in the story that he will write a book about this one day, but the question is about whether or not fans believe him.
Do you think he left the team because Tressel left, and Pryor saw greener pastures in the NFL? Or did he leave to save his school from worse punishment than it got from the NCAA?
Pryor’s legacy is easily as big a black eye…
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