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Friday, October 31, 2014

Terrelle Pryor fired agent who didn’t want him to start for Raiders

Terrelle Pryor RaidersRemember when Terrelle Pryor’s agent Jerome Stanley got upset with the Oakland Raiders for starting Pryor in Week 17? Stanley said at the time that he believed the Raiders were setting Pryor up for failure and that Raiders coach Dennis Allen was trying to protect his job by throwing Pryor out there.

Usually agents will get upset when their client doesn’t get a chance to play, not the other way around. Pryor recognized that, which is why he apologized for his agent’s comments at the time and expressed gratitude for the chance to start. Now Pryor has taken things a step further.

FOX NFL reporter Mike Garafolo reports that Pryor fired Stanley. Garafalo says Pryor has not yet hired a new agent.

The move made plenty of sense. As soon as Pryor apologized for his agent’s comments, you knew the guy was toast. I mean how dumb do you have to be as an agent to complain about a team giving your client — who is probably a backup quarterback anywhere else — a great chance to play and showcase his skills? Most second-string players dream of that opportunity, and here he is complaining about it. How dumb can you be?

H/T Pro Football Talk



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