Is Terrelle Pryor Even Eligible?
If you're like me, you though process went something like "arrrgh blinding suit WTF Corvette?!?!" Yes, indeed. WTF. Corvette. Scout.com's Bob Lichtenfels has confirmed the Corvette is the property of one Ted Sarniak, a Jeanette, PA, businessman who's evidently become a close friend of Pryor in recent years. Last week, Sarniak was seen having dinner with two Ohio State assistants on the eve of Pryor's trip to Michigan.
This is obviously not confirmed funny stuff. Even if actual serious violations were taking place here, the NCAA sees nothing and knows nothing, and one dinner with a sketchy local figure is not impermissible. And if Ohio State wiggled out of any penalties for the Maurice Clarett stuff, this is child's play.
The more interesting question: will this compromise Pryor's eligibility? Lichtenfels suggested Pryor was going to be given the car as a graduation present; this will no doubt be kiboshed by the rapid-spreading photo above and curious NCAA investigators, but it's pretty naive to think this is the only perk Sarniak has provided. The NCAA looks upon gifts from non-family members dimly.