Marvin Fong / The Plain DealerFormer Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor will now get the chance to escape defenders in the NFL. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Let’s not confuse the issue on the NFL’s decision to allow Terrelle Pryor into the supplemental draft, but with a five-week suspension at the start of the season.The NFL isn’t punishing Pryor for breaking rules. The league is punishing Pryor for not breaking enough of them.The supplemental draft is, practically by definition, the rulebreaker’s draft. Get kicked out of school, fail out of school, lose your eligibility for taking money from an agent, have the NCAA end your career – do any of that after the January deadline to declare for the regular draft and the league will take you.Fine.But let’s not debate what message the league is sending with the Pryor ruling. The only message is, “Don’t mess with the NFL.”Some already are saying that the NFL policing NCAA rulebreakers would provide a great deterrent for college players. Mess up in college and it will stay with you.Some are already saying that the NFL is overstepping bounds by trying to do that, now taking away the livelihood of players who are already playing for free in college.Either of those are reasonable takes. Neither is what’s happening here.The NFL has no problem taking in rulebreakers. It just doesn’t want college players to game the system.That’s what the league thought Pryor was trying to do, because Pryor wasn’t proven to have violated enough rules, or at least wasn’t proven to have done so before he left Ohio State.It’s obvious his situation changed. Jim Tressel was forced out. Pryor’s pledge to return to Ohio State, which Tressel required him to sign to play in the Sugar Bowl, was out the window. New coach Luke Fickell didn’t return Pryor’s call. It was obvious he was no longer wanted at his school, and leaving made sense. And he was in a much different place than he was in January.To think Pryor was gaming the system is silly. He would have had to be an evil genius to pull that off. And to worry about setting precedent? How could anyone match that situation?If Fickell, while at a Taylor Swift concert, had picked up when Pryor called and yelled, “You’re kicked off the team,” into the phone and hung up, Pryor would have been fine. Instead, he ignored Pryor’s attempt to contact him. I completely understand what Fickell did and why he did it. It was best for the team. But it sure complicated the issue.Now Pryor and his lawyers, in the last few days, had to go about proving just how much wrong Pryor did. Isn’t that a ridiculous precedent that the NFL should want to avoid? The worse you did, the better off you are?Pryor should have been allowed in, and should have been allowed in a long time ago. The NFL can do whatever it wants to do, and this shouldn’t have taken so long.But here’s an idea: Do away with the supplemental draft.If you’re a college kid who runs into trouble after the regular draft, you wait. Get a coach. Hit the gym. Work on your technique. Watch some movies. Eat your vegetables. And wait.The NFL wouldn’t be preventing anyone from making a living. The league would just be delaying it. And it wouldn’t have to worry about players gaming the system, because there wouldn’t be a system to game.I can understand not wanting to reward players who do wrong but letting them in the league this way. But that’s the only real reason the supplemental draft exists right now.So dump it. Or next time a player comes along in Pryor’s situation, don’t wait so long. He was a rulebreaker, just like players in the supplemental draft almost always are.