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NCAA.com | October 29, 2014

Georgia RB Gurley must sit four games

Georgia RB Todd Gurley Georgia RB Todd Gurley
Georgia running back Todd 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, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

Gurley, who acknowledged violating NCAA rules, must 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. Gurley will be eligible to play on Nov. 15.

In determining the appropriate reinstatement conditions, a 30 percent withholding condition is consistent with precedent in similar cases. Additional withholding was strongly considered because the violations occurred over multiple years with multiple individuals and the student received extensive rules education about the prohibition of receiving payment for autographs.

However, the university’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.

The university submitted its original reinstatement request on Oct. 22. The NCAA requested additional information on Oct. 24, which it received from the university on Oct. 25 and 26. The NCAA issued its decision to the university on Tuesday.

The university indicated it will appeal the decision. A membership committee which oversees the reinstatement process will review the appeal this week. The committee can reduce or remove the conditions the staff has imposed, but cannot increase them.

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