Dec 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) runs with the ball in front of Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (94) at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Terrelle Pryor Fires Agent Who Took Shots At Oakland Raiders

Before quarterback Terrelle Pryor re-entered the starting lineup for the Oakland Raiders’ Week 17 game with the Denver Broncos, Pryor’s agent famously accused the Raiders of setting up his client to “fail.”

After it was announced that Pryor would start the finale, agent Jerome Stanley told I think they’re putting him in hopes that he fails. That’s what coach is doing. I think they’re putting him in hopes that he has a bad game, so he can then justify the Matt McGloin situation. I think that’s what’s going on, I do and it’s ridiculous. …”

Pryor later apologized for his agent’s comments via Twitter.


Pryor also met with coach Dennis Allen to ensure the agent’s comments weren’t something the player was going to have to own. “This is a time where you have to separate player from agent,” Allen said. (h/t And now the player has separated himself from the agent, according to Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports, via Twitter:


It was an asinine thing for the agent to say and do. So Jerome Stanley got his 15 minutes and all it cost him was a client.

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  • Chris Kelley

    Classy move by Pryor. This kid has really impressed me with saying and doing the right things. I hope he puts more work in this off season to improve his mechanics to compete for a roster spot.

  • Ricky Bobby

    His AGENT WAS RIGHT. DA is biased towards BLACK QB’s & has hosed TP for 2 yrs. now that MD’s suspicions are out, he will make sure TP now gets a fair opportunity.

  • J K

    I also really like Terrelle and think he is a solid young man with great potential.
    And yes he needs an entire offseason dedicated to throwing mechanics and timing. If he can employ one or two of his Receivers to workout with him he could come back with skills to consider him a starter again.
    Best Wishes to him and Go Raiders!