Notebook: Pryor can be drafted but must sit 5 games

2011-08-19T00:00:00Z Notebook: Pryor can be drafted but must sit 5 games Arizona Daily Star
August 19, 2011 12:00 am

Terrelle Pryor will have an opportunity to pursue his NFL dreams, with one significant caveat: The former Ohio State star must still pay for breaking NCAA rules while he was in college.

The league announced Thursday that Pryor is eligible for its supplemental draft, but he won't be allowed to practice for the team that selects him until Week 6. He gave up his final season with the Buckeyes after an investigation into the team's memorabilia-for-cash scandal.

He would've had to sit out five games had he chosen to return to Ohio State.

"We accept that voluntarily," said Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus. "It's a small price to pay for him to have a chance to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL."

A Tebow bounty?

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Tim Tebow is amused and disturbed by reports there was a bounty on his head.

The former Florida quarterback laughed off a report that he was the target of a $5,000 bounty in 2008 from a former Miami booster who is at the center of the school's salacious scandal.

"I didn't know about that" bounty, Tebow said. "It's funny, though."

Tebow threw for 256 yards and two TDs in Florida's 26-3 win over Miami in 2008 but took no big hits. Jailed Ponzi scheme artist Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo Sports that he put a bounty on Tebow that day.

Extra points

• Six former players, including quarterback Jim McMahon, and current Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over the league's handling of concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind.

They claim the league trained players to hit with their heads, failed to properly treat them for concussions and tried to conceal for decades any links between football and brain injuries.

• Denver defensive tackle Ty Warren will undergo surgery to repair his partially torn right triceps. He might return in November.

• Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung (ankle) has returned to practice in limited fashion.

• Jets running back Shonn Greene has a "low-grade skin infection" on his right foot and will not play Sunday against Cincinnati.

• In Washington, prosecutors Thursday said Albert Haynesworth's lawyer offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman.

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