The NFL announced Thursday morning that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor is eligible for the league’s supplemental draft.  However, Pryor must sit out the first five weeks of the regular season.

The NFL announced the draft will take place on Monday at 1:00 p.m.

The former Buckeye can play in preseason games, but can’t play until week 6 of the regular season.  Pryor can meet with coaches and attend meetings at a team’s facility during that time, however.

Pryor and four other teammates were suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season last December for receiving improper benefits.  Pryor decided to leave Ohio State in June, hoping to turn pro.

To be eligible for the NFL’s supplemental draft a player’s status with the NCAA must have changed.

The NFL released a statement about Pryor saying, “(He) made decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL Draft. Those actions included failing to cooperate with the NCAA and hiring an agent in violation of NCAA rules, which resulted in Ohio State declaring him ineligible to continue playing college football.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News