Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor does not remember what immediately happened after Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard hit him this past Monday. He barely remembers tweeting about his concussion the next morning.
Now that Pryor is more coherent, he believes Woodyard’s hit deserves a financial penalty from the NFL.
Pryor received a major helmet-to-helmet hit from Woodyard in the fourth quarter of a 37-21 loss against the Denver Broncos earlier this week. Pryor stayed down face-first on the grass for a few seconds, but remained in the game for two more plays. He continued to play before eventually heading to the locker room. The NFL Players Association is examining whether the Raiders followed the NFL’s concussion protocol by allowing Pryor to continue playing despite appearing woozy.
Pryor finally saw the hit on film and believes Woodyard deserves a fine.
“I thought it was helmet-to-helmet,” Pryor told CNSBayArea.com reporter Scott Bair. “I think he should be fined, definitely. I don’t really have any more comment about it. I felt it was an illegal hit. “
Pryor has not been cleared to practice this week, but told CNSBayArea.com he is progressing medically.
However, Pryor admitted when he tweeted to his followers about the hit, he was still “foggy” at the time. He claims to be doing better.
“After yesterday when I woke up, everything just started coming back to me,” Pryor told CNSBayArea.com. “I understood exactly what happened. I understood when I took the hit. Piece by piece, things started coming to me.”
It also explains why Pryor now has clarity about Woodyard's hit.