Terrelle Pryor not leaving Ohio State for the NFL Supplemental Draft

Ohio State University quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) celebrates after his team defeated the University of Arkansas during the NCAA BCS Allstate Sugar Bowl football game in New Orleans, Louisiana January, 4, 2011. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Rest easy, Buckeye fans: Terrelle Pryor will be in an Ohio State uniform next season.

After speaking with “a source,” Dave Miller of the National Football Post wrote on Monday that Pryor had “not dismissed the idea of going the NFL Supplemental Draft route” and the odds of him staying at Ohio State for his senior season “are about 60-40.”

But Pryor put that rumor to rest last night when he Tweeted:

I’ll be suited up at Lincoln Nebraska !! And first player at QB to meet with the Wolverines for the fourth time!!

Unsurprisingly, Miller is now being lambasted in the comments section of his article, although I find the criticism a tad hypocritical. People spend a quarter of their day searching for rumors and gossip on the internet, another quarter on bashing writers for not coming up with news-worthy topics and another quarter on bashing said writers if their source fails to deliver accurate information. (That last quarter of the day is spent on internet gambling and porn, of course.)

Obviously Miller ran with something that one of his reliable sources came to him with, which is his job. If someone told him that Pryor was thinking about heading to the NFL Supplemental Draft and then Pryor did just that, Miller would have been the fool that sat on golden information if he didn’t print it. Instead, his source was seemingly wrong and now he’s vilified, although such as the life of a writer/blogger.

Of course, the flip side is if Miller just made the information up, in which case he deserves to be criticized. There are plenty of writers and websites that throw sh*t up against a wall just to see if it’ll stick and they deserve to be heckled. I don’t know if Miller fits into this category or not, so I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.

Hey, sometimes a writer’s sources just don’t pan out. That doesn’t mean that the writer is an irresponsible journalist and an undeniable bum. (Although in my case, that bum part is pretty spot on.)

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