Lawyer: Pryor not interested in CFL

Ohio State University quarterback Terrelle Pryor drops back to pass while taking on the University...

Ohio State University quarterback Terrelle Pryor drops back to pass while taking on the University of Arkansas during the NCAA BCS Allstate Sugar Bowl football game in New Orleans, Louisiana January, 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Sean Gardner)

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REGINA, Sask. -- It's not certain where former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will be playing football next season, but at this stage it won't be in the CFL.

Pryor's attorney, Larry James, confirmed Thursday that Pryor is not interested in playing in the Canadian league.

Since Pryor announced Tuesday that he would not return for his senior season with the Buckeyes, it has been unclear in which direction his football career will head.

It was reported that several CFL teams were interested in Pryor. A spokesperson for the Saskatchewan Roughriders said in an email Thursday morning that the club was "in the exploratory stage" with him, but those talks apparently fell through.

With the lockout still in place, Pryor cannot sign with an NFL team. But he could turn to the supplemental draft, which is held for players who missed the filing deadline for the regular draft or who have college eligibility issues.

Pryor, who left Ohio State amid controversy, wouldn't have played a full season if he stayed in Columbus.

In December, he was one of five Buckeyes suspended for the first five games of 2011 for receiving improper benefits in 2009. They were penalized for selling awards and other items, but were still allowed to play in Ohio State's Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas after pledging to return the following season.

Then-head coach Jim Tressel said they "would not be [at the Sugar Bowl] if that weren't the case."

But, of course, that was not the end of the Buckeyes' problems. In March, Tressel was suspended two games because he failed to notify the school he knew of some of the infractions, and he later accepted a parallel five-game suspension.

More details about rules violations within the Ohio State program emerged, as well as Tressel's involvement, leading to his May 30 resignation. The Pryor announcement came a week later.

Pryor was a dynamic player at Ohio State, leading the Buckeyes to a 31-4 record overall as the starter in three years. He posted 6,177 passing yards with 57 touchdowns and 26 interceptions, adding 2,164 rushing yards with 17 more scores.

He underwent surgery in January to repair a foot injury he suffered during the Sugar Bowl.


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