Georgia to ask for suspended running back Todd Gurley’s reinstatement

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated.

Gurley has been suspended for the past two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. Coach Mark Richt has confirmed the allegations involved autographs.

Georgia said it “hopes for and expects” a prompt ruling by the NCAA after submitting the request later Wednesday.

In the statement released by Georgia, Gurley acknowledged making mistakes.

“I want to thank the university, coaches, teammates, and the Bulldog Nation for their patience and support,” Gurley said. “I take full responsibility for the mistakes I made, and I can’t thank the university, my coaches, and teammates enough for supporting me throughout this process. I’m looking forward to getting back on the field with my teammates.”

After reviewing Georgia’s request, the NCAA could either accept the two-game suspension of Gurley imposed by Georgia as sufficient or announce a longer suspension and possible additional penalties.

Gurley has continued to practice with Georgia during the suspension.

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