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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Terrelle Pryor’s career at Ohio State as the Buckeye’s Quaterback, has come to an abrupt and scandal-ridden end.

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He announced through his attorney on Tuesday that he would not play during his senior year.

“In the best interests of my teammates, I’ve made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at The Ohio State University,” Pryor said in a statement issued by Columbus lawyer Larry James.

It may not be the end of his football career and he is likely to draft into the NFL.

“I would hope so. Also, he would hope so,” James said. “But he’s going to take the next couple of days to get his head together.”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer first reported Pryor’s announcement.

Pryor had already been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting improper benefits from a Columbus tattoo-parlor owner. The NCAA is looking into all aspects of Ohio State’s once-glittering program, from cash and tattoos to players, cars and other potential violations.

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