Todd Gurley suspension to continue for two more games
Georgia junior running back Todd Gurley's suspension will continue for two more games, the NCAA announced Wednesday morning.
The former Heisman frontrunner was handed a four-game suspension following an investigation conducted by Georgia's athletic department. Once the investigation was concluded, the results were handed to the NCAA last week. However, the NCAA asked for more information once the initial findings were submitted.
It was concluded that Gurley accepted more than $3,000 in cash for signing autographs with multiple memorabilia dealers. As a result, the NCAA says he must miss 30 percent of the season. The NCAA also stated if it wasn't for Georgia's "due diligence in its investigation and the student’s full disclosure of his involvement in the violations were factors in not imposing a more severe withholding condition"
In addition to repaying a portion of the money back to a charity of his choice, the NCAA is requiring Gurley to perform 40 hours of community service as punishment.
Georgia submitted the paperwork for Gurley's reinstatement last Wednesday. However, the NCAA asked Georgia for more information, which was received over the weekend. The final decision was reached on Tuesday.
Georgia will appeal the NCAA's decision.
Assuming the total amount of money Gurley took was over $3,000 and less than $4,000, this four-game suspension amounts to Gurley receiving somewhere in the area of $33.65 per day for autographs over two years.
If the suspension is upheld, Georgia will be without Gurley for the Florida and Kentucky games. He will be eligible to return against Auburn on Nov. 15.
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