Heisman Trophy candidate Todd Gurley from the University of Georgia will not play Saturday when the Dawgs play Missouri and quite possibly could be done for the rest of this football season.
Per the team website, Gurley is suspended indefinitely "During an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules."
No word yet what that "Violation" might be.
Said UGA coach Mark Richt; "I'm obviously very disappointed. The important thing for out team is to turn all of our attention to Missouri".
This obviously is huge news as Gurley, a rising Junior, has seemingly carried the Bulldogs to a 4-1 record and was considered a frontrunner for this years Heisman Trophy
More when we find out more....
A little more:
Per the Macon Telegraph...
It's believed that Gurley may have received money in exchange for his autograph or use of his likeness.
Read the Macon Telegraph story RIGHT HERE
If this proves out to be correct, it will be a haunting reminder to Dawg fans still reeling from A.J Green's 4-game suspension a few years ago for selling a signed jersey.
1900 UPDATE: From Seth Emerson at the Macon Telegraph
A source said the investigation involved whether Gurley received money in exchange for his autograph or use of his likeness. That echoes a report by Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman.
Feldman's sources say that the investigation is looking into whether Gurley accepted extra benefits for his likeness with memorabilia brokers.
Gentry Estes over at Georgia's section of 24-7 Sports reminds us: A key part of #UGA statement on Gurley was this is a self-imposed penalty and currently in-house investigation.
The Johnny Manziel/Northwestern/likeness discussion resumes in 3, 2, 1...