The NFL has re-scheduled the 2011 Supplemental Draft for Monday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. ET. Former Ohio State quarterback Terrell Pryor will be eligible for the draft, but the league is not welcoming the disgraced former Buckeye with open arms.
In announcing that Pryor would be eligible for the supplemental draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell ruled that Pryor will be ineligible to practice prior to or play in the first five games of the NFL regular season after he signs. If selected, Pryor may negotiate and sign a contract with an NFL club, and fully participate in the remainder of the preseason.
The NFL notifiied teams of this action because of its finding that Pyor made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules.
Other players eligible for the Aug. 22nd supplemental draft are:
- Torez Jones,DB, Western Carolina
- Caleb King, RB, Georgia
- Keenan Mace, DE, Lindenwood
- Mike McAdoo, DE, North Carolina
- Tracy Wilson, DB, Northern Illinois