Terrelle Pryor

This past Sunday, the Cleveland Browns dropped to an abysmal 0-13 with a 23-10 loss to the Cleveland Bengals. After the game Adam “Pacman” Jones called Terrelle Pryor “garbage.”

Oddly enough, Pryor agreed. He admits he was in fact “garbage.”

“Some guys like to do it and talk after and some don’t,” Jones told reporters. “Which (Jones) had the right. I was garbage that day. I mean I had one catch and 3 yards. I was garbage he’s right. It was an accurate statement.”

It’s very humbling for Pryor to respond in that way and agree with Jones’ words rather than fighting back. In doing so, he also sent a good message to kids by talking about trash talking as a whole.

“A lot of kids look up to me,” Pryor said. “I’m a role model to a lot of kids. I get a lot of messages, a lot of letters, hundreds of letters every week from kids and stuff like that. I want to teach my son you don’t win battles, you don’t win games by talking.”

However, that’s his only philosophy before and after games. During games is a different scenario.

“It’s different because I’m in my sanctuary along with the other players,” he said.

Naturally, being on the Browns as one of the few good players the team has, Pryor is the target of a lot of trash talk too.

“Words don’t never do anything, you know?” he said. “I’m a Godly man. I just live my life every day being humble and being kind. I live off of that.”

It’s hard to not be a fan of a player like Pryor after changing his game completely and admitting he was garbage after a game where he was in fact garbage.


About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.