According to the commissioner Terrelle Pryor is not allowed to leave his troubles in college and must serve the 5 game suspension that he left behind in college , but he does not hold Tressel to the same standard , nor Pete Carroll for that matter .
If Pryor is to be held accountable , and answer for NCAA violations shouldn't his head coach be held to the same standard . If the coaches are allowed to take a whatever it takes to win mentality ,and simply walk away leaving their teams to suffer the consequences, the bowl bans , the lost scholarships , etc . How can you say with a straight face that if a kid signs a jersey , accepts a tattoo , lets someone take him to lunch , should have the book thrown at him.
Why arent Tressel ,and Carroll being held to the same standard ?
There are players who were just handed lesser suspensions for being caught using performance enhancing drugs. Two to four weeks for steroids but Five if you accept a tattoo , or sign an autograph ?
If Goodell is going to be judge and jury should there not be a standard which is applied equally ? Some players miss games and paychecks for crimes they are not convicted of , while others are allowed to return the week after their release from jail after being convicted of a crime .
Aquib Talib was arrested for trying to shoot his sisters boyfriend , and will play opening day but Pryor must sit for five weeks . it makes no sense , the commissioner has let players who have committed real crimes off the hook over the last five weeks and allowed them to take the Field week one , but drops the hammer on a kid who violated no NFL rules.