Georgia has indefinitely suspended star running back Todd Gurley for an alleged violation of NCAA rules, per the university's official website.
While the UGA website doesn't mention a specific reason for the suspension, there have been unconfirmed reports that Gurley was paid a significant amount for signing merchandise in violation of NCAA rules. Gurley has over 250 signed items available on eBay.com, a significantly higher total than the vast majority of his fellow Heisman trophy candidates.
While Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt has limited Gurley's touches to keep him fresh through the Bulldogs' punishing schedule, he's still rushed for 773 yards on 94 carries so far this season - the sixth highest yardage among FBS running backs. Gurley has scored eight touchdowns on the year. Gurley was considered the front-runner for the Heisman trophy.
"I'm obviously very disappointed," Richt told GeorgiaDogs.com. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri."
UPDATE, 5:58 PM ET: Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports heard something similar to what we were told:
Hearing the investigation into #UGA star Todd Gurley is for possibly accepting extra benefits for his likeness w memorabilia brokers.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 9, 2014
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