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 CSNBayArea.com: 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.
— Terrelle Pryor (@TerrellePryor) December 24, 2013
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 CBSSports.com) And now the player has separated himself from the agent, according to Mike Garafalo of FOX Sports, via Twitter:
Terrelle Pryor has fired his agent, who publicly criticized the team for playing Pryor in Week 17. He has not yet hired a new agent.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 15, 2014
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.