Georgia running back Todd Gurley will not play against Florida and is not eligible to return to play until Nov. 15.
Photo: John Kelley
Photo: John Kelley

NCAA suspends Todd Gurley four games

Georgia star tailback Todd Gurley must sit out two more games as punishment for breaking NCAA rules. UGA plans to appeal the decision of the NCAA’s resinstatement committee, which delivered the news to the Bulldogs late Tuesday afternoon.

Gurley must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years, according to the NCAA’s news release on the case.Gurley already sat out the Bulldogs’ last two games, against Missouri and Arkansas. He will now miss Saturday’s game against Florida and the Nov. 8 game against Kentucky, unless UGA’s appeal is successful.

Gurley will be required repay a portion of the money received to a charity of his choice and complete 40 hours of community service as additional conditions for his reinstatement. He would then be eligible to play on Nov. 15 against Auburn in Athens.

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