by Aaron Wilson
October 31, 02013
The joke of the week was told in Philadelphia.
During an interview, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was asked about Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who grew up in Jeannette, Pa.
McCoy, who played college football at the University of Pittsburgh, said he was given the task to try and recruit Pryor to play for the Panthers, which was unsuccessful. Why, you might ask?
"I tried to recruit him to Pitt. But we couldn't afford him," McCoy said, via 975 The Fanatic.
McCoy apparently mentioned he was kidding directly after the comment. Obviously, the reference is to Pryor's time at Ohio State, when he was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for accepting free tattoos for autographs.
Pryor decided to forgo his final season and enter the supplemental draft, to which Oakland drafted him.
Word from the Oakland media is that Pryor deflected a question about McCoy's joke.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.