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Old 05-09-2012, 11:01 PM    (permalink
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Default Terrelle Pryor says he took $3k

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"At that point last year, I'm 21 and it just felt like everything was against me, like I can't do anything right. I did something to help somebody else out, and I end up getting into trouble. I understand. I shouldn't have sold the stuff and taken $3,000. But I was kind of in a place where I didn't understand why this is happening to me -- especially for the reason that I did it."
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I just have to say that I respect the man a little bit more now after reading this article. Before everyone jumps out and gets all riled up about Pryor receiving improper benefits, let's look at the reason Pryor states he took the cash.

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"Let me remind you it was freezing cold in November, December, and she's using the oven as heat. That's what I did as a kid. I was telling the NCAA, 'Please, anything that you can do. I gave my mother this so my sister wouldn't be cold, so my mother wouldn't be cold.' They didn't have any sympathy for me."
Damn son. That's a noble thing to do. Clearly this man cares very deeply for his family. Does it change the fact that what he did broke the rules? Not at all. But at least it gives a little insight to the reason behind the move. Rather than this as an entirely selfish, self-promoting move, Pryor broke the rules so his family would make it.
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