Terrelle Pryor to Walk This Way, Right out of Columbus

Pete Dymeck@PeteDymeckAnalyst IJune 7, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 04:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes scrambles as he is chased by Anthony Leon #1 of the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second quarter during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on January 4, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Reports have surfaced that Terrelle Pryor will abandon Ohio State amidst the controversy that has derailed Jim Tressel's head coaching career, possibly leaving Ohio State to face sanctions that will not impact Pryor per se, but the players that will come after him.

In similar fashion to the Reggie Bush situation at USC, which as of yesterday, cost the Trojans their 2004 BCS National Championship, only future Buckeyes will have to pay for the damage done by Pryor and company while in Columbus.

This is a startling blow for an Ohio State team that was still expected to compete for a BCS Bowl even with Pryor, DeVier Posey, and the rest of the suspended Buckeyes out for the first five games of the 2011 season.

There has been no word as to what avenue Pryor will take when his departure from Ohio State becomes official.

Some have speculated that he may lean towards the NFL Supplemental Draft, if held. Others believe that he should try to enter the NBA Draft or at least home his skills in Europe in order to make an impact and possibly land a roster spot in the NBA.