Gurley sits until November 15th. At least.
Todd Gurley, University of Georgia football student-athlete, 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. 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.
Makes you wonder why Georgia thinks there are grounds for an appeal. Unless the school simply wants the virtue of saying it did everything it could. Going through the motions like that should give us a ton of comfort as we debate the merits of full disclosure to the NCAA. Again.
Chopped off at the knees by an organization for violating a rule even the NCAA’s president admits needs to be reassessed. Honestly, were I him, I’d seriously question the point of returning this season.
Nick Chubb – strap it up, brother.