Gurley speaks about his autograph signing caper

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Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley has 24 interviews set up with NFL teams. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/

INDIANAPOLIS – Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley addressed his autograph signing escapade that led to a suspension last season at the scouting combine on Thursday.

“Just man up to my mistakes,” Gurley said when The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked how he planned to address that issue with NFL teams. “I made a dumb mistake and I suffered the consequences.”

Gurley is considered the second best running back in the draft behind Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon.

“I had to move on from that, but just show them that. I’m a great person at the end of the day,” Gurley said.

He said he has to be more careful picking his associates.

“That probably was one of the best/worst things that happened to me,” Gurley said. “You definitely want to keep your eyes on a swivel and just watch who you’re around because everybody is not for you. Even though I’d made a dumb mistake, it just makes you think about stuff in the future.”

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D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter
D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.