Fewer than two weeks after he and four teammates were suspended five games next season for trading Ohio State memorabilia for cash and discounted tattoos, QB Terrelle Pryor immediately sold the 2011 Sugar Bowl MVP trophy he won Tuesday night for a “2011 Sugar Bowl MVP” tattoo at a French Quarter parlor.
“The trophy was cool and all,” said Pryor, after Ohio State’s thrilling 31-26 win over Arkansas. “But a tattoo? Man, that’s forever.”
Despite his penchant for tattoos, Pryor said he wasn’t sure what to barter for the trophy and stopped by several Bourbon Street businesses before settling on the tattoo, which stretches across the length of his upper back and would have cost at least $1,000 had he been paying with a conventional method.
“I stopped in Pat O’Brien’s and all they offered me was all-you-can-drink Hurricanes for the rest of the night,” said Pryor. “And I stopped by some place called Cajundales and all they offered me was a free shower show. I don’t even know what that means so I decided to head to Electric Ladyland and get a tattoo commemorating my great performance. It’s so much cooler than some trophy and we all know you can never go wrong with tattoos, no matter how you pay for them.”