Sunday, September 4, 2011
Schefter has Pryor appeal update
By Bill Williamson
Not so fast on the Terrelle Pryor appeal.
Earlier Sunday, the NFL Network reported that Pryor will appeal his five-game suspension. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that it isn't clear if the Oakland Raiders’ rookie quarterback -- who was taken in the third round of the supplemental draft last month -- has given his attorney consent to go forward with the appeal.
Schefter reports that Pryor’s attorney, David Cornwell, filed a letter with the intent to appeal on his own, reserving Pryor’s right to appeal. Cornwell has since suffered a stroke. Schefter reports that when Pryor made a deal with the NFL to be declared eligible for the supplemental draft, he was told that the only way he would be allowed in would be to serve a five-game suspension.
Pryor has wavered publicly on whether he’d consider appealing. In the meantime, his suspension starts now. He is eligible to join the Raiders’ active roster Oct. 10. Until then, he can’t play or practice. He can, though, meet with coaches and study the Raiders' playbook.