Hours after word came out that Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor would forgo his senior season, reasons as to why started to surface.
According to an Outside the Lines report, a former friend of Pryor's said he witnessed the Buckeyes star sign memorabilia and sell it to Columbus businessman and freelance photographer Dennis Talbott.
The anonymous source also told Outside The Lines that Pryor would receive preferential treatment in the Columbus community, including thousands of dollars in free food, drinks and tattoos.
Both the signing of memorabilia for profit and the preferential treatment violate NCAA rules.
The source said he spent every day with Pryor up until the end of the 2009 season, when the quarterback developed an "arrogant" attitude.
Talbott denied ever paying Pryor or any other active Buckeye for signings, stating he only worked with former players to set up signings. He also declined ever running a sports memorabilia business and said he was not an Ohio State booster.
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