By Rob Hamilton


BREAKING NEWS:

ATHENS – “I’m obviously very disappointed,” said UGA head football coach Mark Richt. “The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri.”

University of Georgia RB Todd Gurley has been indefinitely suspended for what is being called an NCAA violation that is “memorabilia-related,” a source has told CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd.

In an official release Thursday, the school said there is “an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules.”

If Gurley has accepted compensation for items related to his image and/or likeness, he could face a multiple game suspension depending on the amount, CBSSports.com’s Dodd reports.

Gurley was suspended for accepting extra benefits for his likeness from memorabilia brokers, FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman is reporting.

Also from Dodd: According to NCAA bylaws, if the value of the benefit ranges between $100-$400, there is a 10 percent withholding penalty (based on length of season). Between $400-$700, 20 percent; more than $700, 30 percent.

Thirty percent of a 12-game season would be 3.6 games, rounded up to four. The penalties do not include mitigating circumstances that may be applied.
Read more at: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24745931/georgia-rb-todd-gurley-suspended-indefinitely

Listen to former UGA QB David Greene discuss the suspension until 10:00 p.m. Thursday night with the David Greene College Show live from Shula’s 347 Grill!

 

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