COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio State made it official on Tuesday that former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor could not have played at any time during the 2011 season and also banned him from any contact with the school's athletic program for the next five years.
Ending speculation that Pryor had not met the NFL's requirements for a supplemental draft, Pryor's lawyer sought and received a letter from Ohio State stating that he would not have been eligible even after his five-game suspension to start the season. Because he also failed to cooperate with the NCAA in its investigation of improper benefits given to Ohio State players - which led to the forced resignation of coach Jim Tressel - Pryor was told he was "completely disassociated" from the program where he starred for three seasons.
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