News & Notes 8.18.11

Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the NFL's supplemental draft, but will have to sit his first five games (Courtesy:

Pryor Approved For Supplemental Draft: reports that the NFL approved former Ohio State quarterback, Terrelle Pryor, for the supplemental draft.  However, because Pryor made decisions that, “undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft,” the NFL ruled that Pryor must sit for the first five games after signing his contract.

Goodell Swayed Vick to the Eagles:  NBC Sports reports that in a GQ interview Michael Vick said he did not want to go to Philadelphia.  Vick believed he had better opportunities to start in both Cincinnati and Buffalo.  However, he was persuaded by Roger Goodell and other league officials to sign with the Eagles.

NCAA Pres. Speaks Out on Miami Scandal: reports that NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday that if the alleged conduct involving the Miami Hurricanes is true, it illustrates the need for  fundamental changes in college sports.  Seventy-two Miami football players are accused of receiving millions in benefits from ponzi schemer, Nevin Shapiro.  The NCAA has been investigating the scandal for five months.

Jalen Rose Released from Prison: Yahoo! Sports reports that after 16 days in prison, Jalen Rose was from prison following his drunken driving conviction.  Rose was arrested after drinking six martinis and crashing on a snowy road outside of Detroit.

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