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Report: ‘significant inquiry by NCAA’ underway for Terrelle Pryor

As if a bad day for Jim Tressel and Ohio State couldn’t get any worse, there is now another report coming from the Columbus Dispatch today -- this time with quarterback Terrelle Pryor, once again, in the crosshairs.

According to multiple sources close to the situation, the Dispatch is reporting that both the NCAA and Ohio State are conducting an independent investigation into cars (plural) received by the quarterback on multiple occasions over the past few years.

As you’ll recall, a previous report by the Dispatch linked Pryor to car salesman Aaron Kniffin, who has been accused of giving OSU athletes special deals on cars. The Dispatch reported in January that Pryor had been stopped on three different instances for traffic violations while driving cars owned by Kniffin or the dealership.

However, the sources note that while Pryor has been interrogated by OSU officials in the past, this most recent investigation appears to be the most severe.

Of course, the university has nothing to say on the matter at this present time.

“The university continues to work with the NCAA as they investigate matters involving our football program, and we will continue to do so until the conclusion of the investigation,” Ohio State spokesperson Jim Lynch said. “We are unable to comment on specific players’ situations because of federal law.”

Initial details of the investigation are few, but suffice it to say this is one big house of cards that has begun to fall for the Buckeyes.