ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The NCAA has ruled that Georgia star running back Todd Gurley must sit out until Nov. 15 for accepting more than $3,000 for autographed memorabilia and other items over a two-year period.
The school had applied for Gurley's reinstatement after he missed the last two games while the school investigated allegations of improper benefits.
But the NCAA said Wednesday that Gurley must serve a four-game suspension, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting cash from multiple individuals. He also must repay a portion of the money to a charity of his choice and complete 40 hours of community service in order to be reinstated for the Nov. 15 home game against No. 4 Auburn.
Georgia says it will appeal the ruling.