Terrelle Pryor ruling expected soon

The NFL expects to rule on Terrelle Pryor's appeal of his five-game suspension next week, a league source told NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Saturday.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell heard the Oakland Raiders quarterback's appeal Sept. 15 during a hearing that lasted 80 minutes and included Pryor's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and a group of attorneys but did not include Pryor, a league source told Schefter then.

Pryor and Rosenhaus previously had said they would not oppose the penalty the NFL imposed as a condition of making him eligible for the supplemental draft.

Members of the NFLPA executive committee had pushed for the union to appeal the suspension.

The Raiders drafted Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft. He is behind both Jason Campbell and Kyle Boller on the Raiders' quarterback depth chart and does not count against the Raiders' roster while serving his suspension.