With college athletes now able to profit from their name, image and likeness, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor shared an open letter on social media which asks the NCAA to reinstate the Buckeyes’ vacated wins from the 2010 season.
“The affirmation of NCAA athletes’ right to make a living from their name, image and likeness is a huge step in the right direction,” the letter said. “Armed with the correct resources and support, we know they’ll show what we felt to be true all along – not letting athletes capitalize on what ultimately is their hard work was unjust and unnecessary.
“Now that fundamental right has been granted to a new generation of athletes. Now that they finally have the freedom to share in some of the millions of dollars in revenue they generated for their coaches, their institutions, their conferences and the NCAA as a whole, we would like to see our hard-won accomplishments reinstated.
“Although this could never undo what we and our families endured for breaking rules that shouldn’t have existed in the first place, we believe reinstating and acknowledging the accomplishments of ourselves and our teammates would be a huge step in the right direction.”