Pryor not expected to win appeal of five-game ban

It seems unlikely that Raiders rookie QB Terrelle Pryor will win his appeal of his NFL-mandated five-game suspension, given the conditions of his deal to be allowed into the league via the supplemental draft in the first place.

A decision in Pryor’s favor would surprise many league insiders, especially since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell consulted NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith before the league rendered its decision, and the QB previously agreed to it.

No direct timetable for a decision was given after last week’s hearing, but it’s likely to come this week, with Pryor already entering the third week of the suspension.

Pryor’s case was presented by his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and several NFLPA officials at the hearing, which lasted just over an hour. Smith wasn’t present as he was conferring with NBA Players Association officials in Nevada as that league braces for its work stoppage.

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