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Terrelle Pryor fires controversial agent

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It seems to have come about a month late but Terrelle Pryor has fired his agent, as first reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Spots. For those unfamiliar, Pryor's agent is Jerome Stanley, who following Dennis Allen announcing that Terrelle Pryor would be starting for the Raiders in the season finale, accused Allen of setting up his client to fail.

"I think they're putting him in hopes that he fails," Pryor's agent Jerome Stanley told reporters from CSN Bay Area. "That's what I think coach is doing. I think they're putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that's what's going on, I do and it's ridiculous."

He went on to say the Pryor should have been given the job back immediately after he was healthy and that Pryor is "the best and most dynamic athlete in the NFL playing the quarterback position." And Allen "stumbled upon a gem."

Allen, upon hearing the news, fired back at Stanley.

"First, I'd say that's the stupidest thing I've ever friggin' heard," said Allen. "No coach in their right mind ... This isn't The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This isn't made-for-TV drama. This is football. We make our football decisions based solely on that, nothing other than that. So I don't really give it a lot of thought. I can't control the ignorance that might come out of somebody else's mouth, but I've talked to Terrelle about it. It's in situations like that you have to separate the player from the agent. He doesn't have control."

Whether Pryor's agent's words were his feelings alone or that of his client remains to be seen. Though Pryor apologized for his agent's actions, he never denied sharing the same feelings as his agent in this regard, even when asked the question directly.

Regardless of how it went down, it was extremely unwise for Stanley to publicly call out Dennis Allen for conspiring against Pryor. This move was therefore expected to happen at some point either for Pryor to save face by distancing himself from Stanley, or simply to rid himself of a bad agent.