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Terrelle Pryor says he was wrong for breaking NCAA rules at Ohio State

Terrelle Pryor says he was wrong for breaking NCAA rules at Ohio State Photo: Jack Dempsey/Associated Press

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor said Tuesday he was wrong when he broke NCAA rules while playing for Ohio State, but doesn’t regret it because he did it to support his mother.

Pryor was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 college football season for selling team memorabilia. Four of his college teammates were also disciplined by the NCAA.  

"I'm glad they did that," Pryor said to 710 ESPN Seattle. "The only thing I will say about that is when I was at Ohio State, all you see is red jerseys in the stands and you see a lot of No. 2s [Pryor's number at Ohio State]. I'll leave it at that."

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Instead of playing in the 2011 season, Pryor entered the NFL and was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the supplemental draft. He went 3-7 as a starter for the Raiders over three seasons before being traded to Seattle this offseason​.

"It was a rule, I broke it and I was wrong for that," Pryor said. "I don't think helping my mother, who was in need, is being in trouble. I'll never regret that. The only thing I regret is hurting certain fans, teammates and coaches."

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