Georgia TB Todd Gurley suspended indefinitely pending NCAA investigation


The plug may have just been pulled on what was a promising season for the Georgia Bulldogs, as star running back Todd Gurley has been reportedly suspended indefinitely due to an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, per a report from,

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No further details have been made public at this time as to the nature of the violations or the investigation.

I’m obviously very disappointed,” Mark Richt said in a university released statement. “The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri.”

Without the team’s leading rusher and Heisman Trophy candidate, Georgia will have to rely on freshman Nick Chubb as well as sophomore Brendan Douglas to carry the load in the running game, with Keith Marshall, Sony Michel and A.J. Turman all sidelined with injuries.

As more details become available, we’ll be updating this story. For now it looks like tough road ahead for the Bulldogs on Saturday unless the usually sluggish NCAA can wrap things up within the next 24 hours.

Gurley was the nation’s leading Heisman candidate in many polls, and had rushed for 773 yards in the Bulldogs’ first five games of the 2014 season. His 973 all-purpose yards on the season are second in all the FBS.

Should the suspension last any length of time it could have an affect on Gurley’s draft status, as he’s expected to leave school and enter the NFL draft after this season.

UPDATE: 6:00 pm – According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports, the NCAA investigation involves allegations of Gurley accepting “extra benefits for his likeness with memorabilia brokers.”