This Ohio State fiasco keeps getting uglier and uglier…
Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor(FSY), already under investigation by Ohio State and the NCAA over whether he improperly received cars and other impermissible benefits, has had his driving privileges suspended, according to a spokeswoman with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Pryor’s license was suspended last month because he had no proof of insurance when he was stopped by Columbus police for running a stop sign Feb. 17.
“His suspension was related to the Feb. 17, 2011, conviction,” said Lindsey Wayt Bohrer of Ohio’s BMV. “His court date for this was April 2. We didn’t receive the paperwork from the court on this until April 14. Then we give the customer 30 days notice before suspending. To lift the suspension, he must show proof of insurance from the Feb. 17, 2011, date. As of now, he has not shown proof of insurance. If he shows proof of insurance, the suspension will be deleted. If he does not show proof of insurance, he will have to pay the reinstatement fee and be suspended through at least Aug. 18.”
Despite his suspension, Pryor drove up to a players-only meeting Monday night in a used coal-black Nissan 350Z sports car with 30-day plates, according to the Associated Press. Calls by USA TODAY to Pryor were not immediately returned.
Pryor already is facing a five-game suspension next season for trading Ohio State football memorabilia for money and tattoos from Columbus tattoo-parlor owner Edward Rife, who pleaded guilty last week to federal drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges.
Pryor’s football coach at Jeannette (Pa.) High, Ray Reitz, said Pryor is being targeted for Ohio State’s NCAA troubles.
“He’s a scapegoat,” said Reitz, now coach at Latrobe (Pa.) High. “That’s what I see. He’s been in a fishbowl since he’s been there. It’s a life’s lesson in how fast people turn on you.”
You would think that when all the allegations of wrong-doing came to light that one would return and disassociate themselves with anything that may be considered illegal or a violation of the rules. Nope, not Terrelle Pryor. You may as well just put in for transfer now son, your college career in Ohio is finished…