Just when you thought NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell couldn’t do anything to look like more of a deuchebag than he already has, here comes the Terrelle Pryor decision. Pryor, the disgraced former Ohio State quarterback, petitioned the league for entry into the supplemental draft. What should have been a simple yes or no decision has turned into an ugly, invented punishment for a guy not even in his league yet.
Goodell inexplicably ruled that Pryor could enter the supplemental draft but he’d be suspended for five games. Not coincidentally, that’s a suspension exactly the length of one he agreed to at OSU before things took a massive turn for the worse with the NCAA earlier this year. Goodell somehow has decreed that he has the authority to enforce NCAA sanctions, even when the rules violated aren’t even prohibited activities in the NFL.
It’s an egregious over-stepping of authority by Goodell, and a blatant give away as a favor to the NFL’s de facto minor league, the NCAA.