Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Terrelle Pryor will not return for his senior season, bringing to end a tumultuous career as the team's starting quarterback.
Pryor was suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for receiving improper benefits from a Columbus-based tattoo parlor. He also faced questions about several cars he drove around campus during his time with the Buckeyes.
Pryor made the announcement through his lawyer, Larry James.
"In the best interests of my teammates, I've made the decision to forgo my senior year of football at The Ohio State University," the former Buckeye said.
The exposure of several improprieties forced Jim Tressel to vacate the head coaching position eight days ago.