Raiders QB Pryor’s appeal hearing set for Thursday

Raiders rookie QB Terrelle Pryor‘s hearing to appeal his five-game suspension will take place Thursday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The suspension, handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upon declaring Pryor eligible for the Aug. 22 supplemental draft, is for the same number of games that QB would have missed had he stayed at Ohio State.

Pryor gave up his final season with the Buckeyes after an investigation into the team’s memorabilia-for-cash scandal cost coach Jim Tressel his job. Tressel was hired by the Colts as a day-of-game consultant but won’t begin his duties until the seventh game of the season.

Pryor and his representatives had expressed mixed messages as to if the QB would appeal his suspension, but they ultimately decided to file.

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