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Terrelle Pryor Done At Ohio State

The bad news just keeps on coming for the Ohio State football program. The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting this evening that senior quarterback Terrelle Pryor has issued a statement through his attorney announcing he will forgo his senior season with the Buckeyes amid the scandal there. 

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"In the best interest of my teammates, I have decided to forego my senior year of football at the Ohio State University,"

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Pryor famously committed to Pitt as an underclassman in high school, only to reopen his recruitment later on. He eventually chose Ohio State over Penn State, Michigan and Oregon. He led the Buckeyes to one outright Big Ten championship in 2009, a season that culminated with a Rose Bowl victory against Oregon on New Year's Day, 2010.

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He was suspended for the first five games of 2011, however, after violating NCAA rules in an incident with a Columbus tattoo parlor. This led to coach Jim Tressel's resignation 10 days ago and will likely bring down the NCAA hammer on the Buckeye program.

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The loss of the senior quarterback will also significantly handicap Ohio State. The Bucks will now rely on senior Jon Bauserman under new head coach Luke Fickell as they look to earn their seventh straight season with at least a share of the Big Ten championship.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.