Terrelle Pryor Tells OSU Fans Not To Boo LeBron

Doug Lesmerises of the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER reports that Terrelle Pryor has other things on his mind as the Buckeyes prepare for the Univ. of Miami on Saturday in Columbus.

LeBron James wearing Yankees cap

(Pryor on his “mentor”: “He’s a Buckeye. He’s a Buckeye.”)

Lesmerises reports that the OSU quarterback believes LeBron Jamesplans to attend” the Hurricanes-Ohio State game. That fact has Pryor so worried about the behavior of Buckeye fans - in response to LeBron - that he sent a message to the OSU faithful through the media:

“If LeBron does come, just treat him with respect and respect his decision. Please, no name calling or booing or anything like that. Please. That’s my mentor, and I’ve got a lot of respect for him and a lot of love for him.”

Pryor also added his view on James leaving Cleveland for Miami:

“When he was down, when people were throwing him under or burning his jersey, I just picked him up and said, ‘I’m with you 100 percent.’”

Despite James’ seeming betrayal of his home state, Pryor said of the Miami Heat player, “He’s a Buckeye. He’s a Buckeye.

Now, why would Pryor feel the need to repeat that?

Last year Jim Tressel talked about the prospect of James playing football for the Buckeyes on the Dan Patrick Show:

The coach said LeBron James told him he could have played football for the Buckeyes. Tressel said it would have been mostly fade routes to the wide receiver.

Fade route? Sounds more like Pryor’s mentor’s playoff performance last season.

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