Georgia RB Todd Gurley will be back with the team by November 15th unless the school’s appeal is successful.
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Georgia RB Todd Gurley’s time in NCAA exile will be coming to an end shortly.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that Gurley will be eligible to play starting with Georgia’s game on Nov. 15 against Auburn. Gurley’s suspension will be a total of four games because the NCAA said Gurley accepted more than $3,000 in cash over a two-year span.
He was first suspended before the Bulldogs’ win against Missouri on Oct. 11. He must do community service and repay a portion of the money to charity.
Georgia had wanted Gurley back for the Florida game and the school said in a short note on its website that it’s planning to immediately appeal the NCAA”s decision. The school said last week that it had applied for Gurley’s reinstatement. That statement included an apology from Gurley.
If Georgia’s appeal is denied, Gurley will miss games against Missouri, Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky.
The star running back was suspended when an autograph dealer reportedly confirmed to the school and multiple media outlets that he paid Gurley $400 to sign 80 items. In an email to Deadspin, the man, Bryan Allen, said that Gurley “kind of screwed me” by doing signings with other dealers as well.