Former Ohio State star Terrelle Pryor calls for reinstatement of 2010 season, Jim Tressel's legacy
Former Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor is calling for Ohio State’s achievements in 2010 to be reinstated.
Ohio State went 12-1 in 2010, but its records and accomplishments were vacated due to a tattoo scandal that ultimately caused coach Jim Tressell to resign before the 2011 season.
In the wake of new Name, Image and Likeness rules, Pryor — along with other stars on that 2010 team — is asking for an update of the record books.
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Here’s the statement from Pryor, DeVier Posey, Solomon Thomas, Mike Adams and Daniel Herron:
The time has come @NCAA @OSU_AD @OhioStAthletics @Channel75live @DPo8 @BOOMHERRON1 #solomonThomas @AdamSchefter we should get our wins back records back and legacy of @JimTressel5 back and not looked past it! NCAA suspended us but let us play in the sugar bowl win vs Arkansas pic.twitter.com/pGpEvJCbx5
— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) July 13, 2021
“Although this could never undo what we and our families endured for breaking rules that shouldn’t have existed in the first place, we believe reinstating and acknowledging the accomplishments of ourselves and our teammates would be a huge step in the right direction,” the letter said.
Ohio State’s 2010 season was vacated after the “Tattoo 5” traded autographs and memorabilia for tattoos.
The players were suspended for part of the 2011 season, but were allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas. The Buckeyes prevailed in that game 31-26.
“We are calling for our school records and legacy to be restored so that Buckeye Nation can look at us with the same love and fondness we’ve always had for them,” the letter said.