Former Jeannette, Ohio State and NFL quarterback and wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and his girlfriend have both plead guilty to charges relating to a domestic altercation in 2019 on Tuesday, according to court documents.
Pryor, 31, had been charged with misdemeanor simple assault after an incident that left him hospitalized with stab wounds on Nov. 29, 2019. Police said that both he and Shalaya Briston were mutual combatants in the incident and both were charged.
Pryor plead guilty to the lesser charge of harassment, which is a summary offense. He will face 90 days of probation and will have to pay court costs.
Briston faced charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, both felonies. She plead guilty to misdemeanor simple assault and will face two years of probation. Briston was also arrested in 2020 for a domestic incident when she allegedly assaulted her mother, but those charges were withdrawn.
Pryor last was on an NFL roster in 2019, when he spent the offseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was placed on injured reserve in August and released with an injury settlement.
Pryor spent eight seasons in the NFL, starting out as a quarterback before moving to wide receiver. In 51 career games, he threw for 1,994 yards and nine touchdowns on 175 of 311 passing. He also caught 115 passes for 1,563 yards and seven touchdowns.
After his release by Jacksonville in 2019, Pryor said that he would like would to play for his hometown Steelers, and reiterated that request to TMZ in July.
“I can still play,” he said. “And, I can still make plays and dominate. I know that.”
Pryor was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Supplemental Draft and also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Jaguars.
He played for three seasons at Ohio State, throwing for 6,177 yards and 57 touchdowns while leading the Buckeyes to three straight New Year’s Day bowl appearances.
He left Ohio State in 2011, following the resignation of head coach Jim Tressel amid a memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal that implicated Pryor and reports that Pryor had driven with a suspended license and profited from autograph sales.
Pryor was a multi-sport star at Jeannette, leading the Jayhawks to their first state titles in football and basketball and was a two-time Pennsylvania Player of the year. He was the No. 4 football recruit in the country.