Terrelle Pryor: I Sold Uniform to Help Mother: Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor, punished by the NCAA for selling his uniform pants for $3,000, said he did it to help his mother pay her bills. "The reason why I did it was to pay my mother's gas bill and some of her rent," he told Sports Illustrated. "She was four months behind in rent. ... It was freezing cold in November, December, and she's using the oven as heat. ... Whenever I write my book, the proof will be in there, the receipt that the money I gave my mother was to pay the electric and heat bill. That's what I did as a kid. I was telling the NCAA, 'Please, anything that you can do. I gave my mother this so my sister wouldn't be cold, so my mother wouldn't be cold.' They didn't have any sympathy for me."