UGA to seek reinstatement for Todd Gurley today
Running back Todd Gurley could be back next week in time for Georgia's game against Florida.
Later Wednesday, the UGA athletics department will file reinstatement paperwork on behalf of Gurley, which follows an investigation into whether Gurley took money for autographs.
Gurley has been suspended the last two games, which were Georgia wins over Missouri and Arkansas. If the NCAA agrees with Georgia's punishment based on the athletic department's investigation, Gurley could return to game action next Saturday.
“I want to thank the University, coaches, teammates, and the Bulldog Nation for their patience and support,” Gurley said in a statement. “I take full responsibility for the mistakes I made, and I can’t thank the University, my coaches, and teammates enough for supporting me throughout this process. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates.”
Despite missing the past two games, Gurley still leads the SEC in rushing with 773 yards. He's scored eight rushing touchdowns this season. Prior to the suspension, Gurley was the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Though his chances have taken a hit, he could easily work himself back into the conversation if he gets back to form.
The Bulldogs are on a bye this week.
Filling in for Gurley the past two weeks was freshman Nick Chubb, who had two impressive games of his own. In a 34-0 win over Missouri, Chubb carried the ball 38 times for 143 yards and a touchdown. In last Saturday's 45-32 win over Arkansas, Chubb totaled 20 rushes for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
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