Inspite of all things that we have and endure in Edgecombe County with our young folks God is still in the blessing business. Young folks just look at what can be if you strive to be the best you can be. Who would have thought that Tarboro would produce another star?
Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley said he never thought about foregoing the rest of the 2014 season after he served a four-game suspension for taking money for signing memorabilia even though his first game back resulted in a season-ending knee injury.
“I don’t (have any regrets),” Gurley told media at the NFL combine on Thursday. “I did it because I love football. That’s what I do. I’ve played football my whole life. Injuries come with the game. I wouldn’t take that game back for nothing.” (Source: Read more)
Star running back Todd Gurley underwent surgery on his torn ACL on Tuesday and according to the University of Georgia, the surgery was a success.
Gurley previously missed four games for a violation of NCAA rules and returned back to action against the Auburn Tigers back on Nov. 15.
Unfortunately for the standout junior, he injured his ACL late in the fourth quarter when the game was already in hand for the Bulldogs.
He was diagnosed the following day with a torn ACL, effectively ending his season. (Source: Read more)
By Chip Towers
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Athens — The Georgia Bulldogs traveled to Little Rock, Ark., Friday without star tailback Todd Gurley.
UGA officials on Friday continued to decline comment about the ongoing eligibility issue facing their star tailback. However, the NCAA reinstatement process and Georgia’s current place in it makes it evident that Gurley could not be cleared in time to play against Arkansas on Saturday even if it wanted.
The NCAA on Thursday evening confirmed that it has yet to receive the investigative report from UGA. Georgia’s compliance staff has been overburdened of late as it had to ready for a major infractions hearing in Indianapolis on Wednesday. UGA had that meeting in the morning, then met with eligibility staff later in the day while they were in the city that houses the NCAA’s headquarters. (Source: Read more)
The Political Agitator response: I understand that college players ought to get paid however until the rule is changed it is irrelevant. So I am waiting to see what the outcome will be. Either way Todd is going to be okay but I just wish he could have a chance at the Heisman Trophy and could finish his career at Georgia on the football field. We shall see.
Gurley, an early Heisman Trophy front-runner, has been indefinitely suspended pending an investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, but Richt offered no update on the running back’s playing status Tuesday.
“I just don’t have any answer for that,” Richt said. “I don’t know. If there’s something worthy of reporting, we’ll report it. Other than that, we’re focusing on things that we can control.”
When asked directly whether he thought Gurley would play again this season, Richt again said that he didn’t know.
“I can’t answer that,” he said.
Sources have told ESPN that the NCAA investigation deals with whether Gurley was given money for autographs, memorabilia or the use of his likeness.
Per NCAA rules, Gurley would face a potential one-game suspension (10 percent of the team’s competition) if he . . . (Source: Read more)
ESPN reported Friday that a Villa Rica memorabilia dealer sent an email to the network and other media outlets last month claiming to possess a video of Gurley doing a private autograph signing. The dealer, Bryan Allen, wrote that Gurley had been paid thousands of dollars over the previous 18 months.
“I personally paid him for the signing on the video,” Allen wrote, adding that he’d also bought and sold game-used equipment from the player.
A photo attached to the email shows an African-American male who resembles Gurley signing a mini-UGA helmet inside a car. (Source: Read more)
Georgia head coach Mark Richt spoke with the media on Sunday and gave us an update on the status of star running back Todd Gurley, who remains suspended due to an investigation on an alleged payment for some signed memorabilia.
Richt did say Gurley would practice with the Bulldogs this week, but doesn’t know whether or not he will play against Arkansas this weekend.
“Well, Todd’s still on our team. Yes,” Richt said. (Source: Read more)