NCAA Denies Georgia’s Todd Gurley Appeal, Forcing him to Sit Out Four Games

Georgia running back Todd Gurley, once the leading contender for the Heisman trophy, must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the Bulldogs’ season after violation NCAA rules. (USA TODAY Sports)
Georgia running back Todd Gurley, once the leading contender for the Heisman trophy, must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the Bulldogs’ season after violation of NCAA rules. (USA TODAY Sports)

The NCAA has denied Georgia’s appeal to have the eligibility of running back Todd Gurley restored prior to Nov. 15.

In a statement Thursday night, the organization announced, “The NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee has upheld the eligibility decision regarding University of Georgia’s Todd Gurley. He will be eligible to play Nov. 15.”

Georgia responded with the following statement: “We are very disappointed in tonight’s decision by the Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee regarding our appeal on Todd Gurley’s eligibility reinstatement.  We believe our case to the NCAA for Todd’s immediate reinstatement was strong and compelling.  However, we now have exhausted all available options and look forward to Todd’s return to competition on November 15.  The full attention of the Bulldog Nation now needs to be focused on our team and Saturday’s important game against Florida.”

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SOURCE: USA Today Sports

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