Published November 20, 2014
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Oakland Raiders selected scandal-hit former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the National Football League's supplemental draft on Monday.
Pryor will not be able to join the Raiders until he serves a five-week suspension, matching the ban the quarterback would have served for violating NCAA rules had he returned to Ohio State for his senior year.
The Raiders surrendered a third-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft to land Pryor, who is unlikely to see much action this season behind veteran quarterbacks Jason Campbell, Kyle Boller and Trent Edwards.
The supplemental draft allows underclassmen who did not request early entry into the NFL's regular draft to have an opportunity at entering the league.
Pryor threw for 2,772 yards, 27 touchdowns and ran for 754 yards last season while leading Ohio State to a Sugar Bowl victory that was later vacated after an investigation revealed he and other team mates had traded memorabilia for money.
(Writing by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Frank Pingue)