Terrelle Pryor’s lawyer has a dream.


Phillips: “Does Terrelle have any sort of anger or resentment he still holds against coach and the school?”

James: “No, not at all.  Not at all.  I think he understands that he made a mistake that he’s held accountable for.  He wishes he had some things to do over.  Irrespective of how harsh and idiotic we think some of the NCAA rules are they are still on the books.  You know, they had slavery for all those years.  Those rules are still on the books and courts uphold them so until we bring the right lawsuit to go after the NCAA on some of these issues, they stand.”

Horowitz: “And is that something you’re currently working on?”

James: “I am definitely reviewing it.”

Phillips: “Which issues are the ones that you think are the most closely related to slavery?  That connection seemed odd to me.”

James: “Well, you’ve got a captured system here in college football.  It’s mandated, it’s dictated.  The student-athletes have no rights, they have no relief.  It’s an archaic, draconian process by which you are basically financed for about nine and a half months of your school year and then you’re to find the money for whatever else is left [of] your expenses.  You live in basically poverty through that time period and you’re making a million dollars for institutions.”

Blutarsky’s First Rule of College Athletics Rhetoric:  if you manage to blurt out something which has the effect of making me feel more sympathetic towards the NCAA than your client, you’ve failed.




Filed under College Football, General Idiocy, The NCAA

22 responses to “Terrelle Pryor’s lawyer has a dream.

  1. Scott W.

    Which part of basic poverty is a Nissan 350z?


  2. gastr1

    So those lil’ signing parties with all the microphones and the team hats are part of the indentured servitude, post-capture off the ship I guess, and immediately after these events the recruits [victims] are apparently transported in orange jumpsuits over to the campus [plantation] of their choice [capturers]. Huh. Who knew???


  3. Go Dawgs!

    I’m so sick of this garbage. You know what the difference between an NCAA athlete and a f’n slave is? The NCAA athletes get a freaking choice in the matter. Nobody holds a gun to an athlete’s head and tells him to agree to the NCAA’s terms. I’m not even sure that it’s true that there’s no other path to the pros besides playing college football. Go play in some minor arena league. Go play in Canada whenever you pass whatever age limit they’ve got. I personally object to many NCAA rules and would like to see them changed. I’d like to find a way to compensate players more than the NCAA currently allows. But the fact is, when you accept a scholarship and come play college ball, you’re agreeing to be bound by a set of rules. If you’re not man enough (or woman enough) to live up to your word, then that says something very deep about the content of your character.

    Pryor’s going to have to face that perception now, too, because the NFL folks realize that if he thinks he’s too big to be bound by the rules, they’re going to wonder just what else he thinks he’s too big to follow. Traffic laws? Drug laws? Gambling laws?


    • Dog in Fla

      That can only mean one of two things. Terrelle goes to the Vikings or the Bengals in the Supplemental Draft.


  4. TennesseeDawg

    I thought they weren’t considered slaves until the NFL? Slavery seems to have turned out a lot better for “slaves” than in the old days.


    • DawgBiscuit

      Ain’t that the truth. Olaudah Equiano would roll over in his grave if he heard these spoiled athletes comparing themselves to actual slaves.


  5. Dude

    Question: If AJ had both gone to Marshall, would the Thundering Herd’s gross revenue have equaled Georgia’s? And if the answer to that question is, “No,” then do the kids really earn the university millions of dollars?

    OSU and Michigan would have sold out all their games whether or not TP had gone to OSU or Michigan. They still would have been on TV. OSU still would have gone to BCS games, simply because the size of its fan base makes it an automatic bid if they can hit 10 wins a season, a virtual lock for that program regardless who might be the QB – unless the QB helps the program get utterly derailed by scandal.

    Sounds like a lawyer making the most of his 15 minutes. In reality, TP’s added value to the OSU bottom line arguably already represents a net negative. It will be inarguably a net negative when everything’s said and done.


  6. simpl_matter

    Jackie Chiles thinks this whole system makes him sick, it is just lewd, lascivious, salacious, and outrageous.


  7. Jack

    Pryor’s lawyer has apparently been talking to Terence Moore.


  8. I think it goes without saying that “Slavery” has jumped the shark.


  9. If you’re living in the United States in the 21st century, and you compare anything, anything, about your current situation or standard of living to either a) slavery or b) the Holocaust, congratulations: You’re a f%$#ing moron.


  10. Scott

    I’m guessing he caught last weeks South Park episode.


  11. JasonC

    I think what he meant to say was “indentured servitude”. It’s so much more PC.


  12. BMan

    Any college athlete that feels like a slave can use the underground railroad straight to a f-ing job at The Gap or Burger King or the DoT or whatever else he finds himself qualified for.

    Do college athletes work hard? Sure they do, doubly so for the ones who do it right by also taking their classes seriously, but give me a GD break.


  13. Booger Presley

    I remember wishing I was strong and fast enough to become a slave when I was in high school.


  14. I wanna Red Cup

    You just keep on using me, till you use me up


  15. Spike

    He is an alumnus of the Al Sharpton School of Law.


  16. Sep

    Sorry not to read any post but in a hurry.

    That is the biggest bunch of crap I’ve heard about a scholarship to a major institution. Most kid’s earn damn good grades to even be considered for school and then parents pony up or non-slave, fortunate children borrow against a future .

    My white butt in enslaved now providing funding for these fools


  17. Faulkner

    I second all the responses above.
    – Full ride for school
    – 4-5 years of being loved by fellow students/ladies
    – Potential for NFL career
    – An experience of a lifetime
    – Great networking avenue for the real world
    – At worst, a college degree with no debt
    Sign me up for servitude!