Looks like Terrelle Pryor is trying to put the “action” into his action figure, as the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE reports that the popular Pennsylvania prospect was part of a basketball brawl over the weekend.
Pryor & his Jeannette High School teammates scuffled with players from North Catholic after the Jayhawks’ playoff victory on Saturday. Catholic coach Dave Long said the Jeannette players went after his squad outside the locker rooms. But Pryor claims the Catholic kids started it with verbal attacks of their own:
Pryor said Joe Long, the son of North Catholic’s coach and a junior forward, called him a name in the handshake line. Pryor was visibly upset and was held back by teammates from going toward North Catholic’s team.
Pryor also said the fight started after a North Catholic player “said some things to us” while Jeannette’s team was walking to its locker room in the bottom level of Hempfield’s gymnasium. Pryor said other Jeannette players claimed a North Catholic player used a racial slur.
The WPIAL will hold a hearing on Tuesday about the altercation. Some Jeannette players could face disciplinary action that could keep them out of the Jayhawks’ seminal game on Wednesday.
It’s not the first time things with Terrelle got heated on the hardwood. Last month, Pryor almost started another basketbrawl when he jawed with an opposing student section, even threatening to pull a Ron Artest and go into the crowd.
Such brazen actions could affect Terrelle’s acceptance to Ohio State. You would never see such thuggery from a Buckeye.