Gottfried said today that request had been officially denied.
"His appeal has been denied," Gottfried said. "We got that in writing this morning. We felt with circumstances happened in his family to apply to try to get a fifth year, and I thought it was the right thing to do. He was a graduate in three and a half years done eveyrhting like you're supposed to do.
BamaMag.com will have more on Mark Gottfried's thoughts during the SEC basketball summer teleconference later.