Report: NCAA, Ohio State Investigating Terrelle Pryor


UPDATED: Tuesday May 31, 2011 7:10 AM

Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is being investigated by the university and the NCAA about whether he received cars and extra benefits, The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday.

Depending on the conclusion of the investigation, Pryor's future on the team is in doubt, the story indicated.

Pryor will serve a five-game suspension at the start of the 2011 season after he admitted selling memorabilia in exchange for cash and improper benefits.

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According to the Dispatch report, Pryor was stopped for traffic violations three times in the past three years while driving cars that were owned by a car salesman or a Columbus used-car dealer for whom the salesman worked.

"The university continues to work with the NCAA as they investigate matters involving our football program, and we will continue to do so until the conclusion of the investigation," Ohio State spokesman Jim Lynch told The Dispatch. "We are unable to comment on specific players' situations because of federal law."

Pryor has been connected to more than a half dozen vehicles during his time at Ohio State, sources told the newspaper.

The report came on the same day Ohio State coach Jim Tressel announced his resignation.  The newspaper reported that the Pryor investigation is not connected to Tressel's resignation.

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