On Thursday, the University of Georgia announced that it was suspending star running back (and Heisman Trophy candidate) Todd Gurley. Gurley’s suspension was for alleged violations of NCAA rules.
Allegedly, Gurley was accepting money for signatures on Georgia memorabilia. According to Sports Illustrated, he was paid $400 for putting his signature on 80 items. In fact, he apparently had different prices for different items.
If Rovell is right, then he had clearly planned this out, even though the consequences for selling your signatures — or memorabilia — are well-known.
Georgia initiated an investigation, with its compliance department, into the allegations; and notified the NCAA of said allegations. Shortly after initiating the investigation, the program suspended Gurley.
While it remains to be seen how long Gurley’s suspension will…
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