Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley is being investigated for an NCAA rules violation and has been suspended indefinitely. According to an ESPN report, Gurley is being investigated for receiving financial benefits in exchange for autographs, memorabilia and the use of his likeness.
“I’m obviously very disappointed,” Georgia head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri.”
It is believed that Gurley signed more than 250 Georgia jerseys that were then authenticated by James Spence Authentication, a top autograph-authentication company.
Gurley was considered a Heisman Trophy candidate and is one of the best running backs in the country. He has rushed for 773 yards and eight touchdowns through five games this season, and he sits only 86 yards behind Garrison Hearst for the second-most rushing yards in school history.
With Gurley suspended, Nick Chubb is expected to start Saturday against Missouri.