Last week, the football team held its senior banquet, which is essentially considered the final sendoff for outgoing players, and among those honored was Prothro. Monday, the offseason conditioning program got under way, and he’s not participating.
Prothro was placed on medical hardship last Aug. 3, from which the chances of returning to the active roster were slim at best. There would have to be an appeal for reinstatement and an application for a sixth extra year, neither of which appears to be in the works.
Basically, there was hope, but sooner or later even that is fleeting.