Georgia star RB Gurley suspended indefinitely

Georgia star running back Todd Gurley has been indefinitely suspended by the school while being under an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules.

"I'm obviously very disappointed," Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."

Gurley has rushed for 773 yards and eight touchdowns in five games this season and was considered to be one of the frontrunners for the Heisman Trophy. He had said one of his goals entering the year was to play in every game after being nicked up his first few seasons in Athens.

It is unknown why Gurley is being investigated, but I wanted to post below a tweet that colleague John Harris sent out on May 30 that certainly raises concern in light of what Johnny Manziel dealt with before last season at Texas A&M in regards to his signature.

Georgia faces Missouri in Columbia on Saturday in a key SEC East clash, and the 'Dawgs will have to compete against the Tigers with a depleted backfield. UGA no longer has the ridiculous depth it had at the beginning of the year, as freshman Nick Chubb and Brendan Douglas, who was fifth on the depth chart just a few weeks ago, will get the majority of the carries in place of Gurley on Saturday.

Dave Miller, the college football editor for the National Football Post, is on Twitter @Miller_Dave.