I don't like Tressel a bit. I think he's a hypocritical douche.
However, comparing his situation to Pryor's is sophomoric. Pryor would not have been eligible for the supplemental draft without the deal his agent brokered for him. That deal included the 5 game suspension. If Pryor didn't want to take that suspension he could have waited until next April like most other college players would have.
Pryor was eligible for last April's draft. He chose not to enter and he had accepted a 5 game suspension at Ohio for the 2011 season. Then, after the NFL Draft he changed his mind and decided to go pro. At that point Ohio declared him ineligible for the 2011 season. According to the rules for the supplemental draft a player must lose his eligibility after the normal draft to be eligible for the supplemental draft. Pryor was not eligible until after he announced his decision to go pro. The 5 game suspension in the NFL is, in my opinion, a fair compromise for a guy who *censored* around two organizations. I still think Goodell should have stuck to the rules and made Pryor wait until the 2012 draft. By bending the rules he allowed Pryor to enter the league in 2011 and opened himself to this criticism every time a coach comes to the NFL from college.
Tressel's and Pryor's situations are not the same but because Roger bent the rules for Pryor Roger will be backed into a corner and probably have to do something to Tressel.