Appeal Denied: NCAA Says Gurley Must Sit

ATHENS - Georgia got expected if not disappointing news late Thursday night.

Todd Gurley, who Georgia indefinitely suspended on Oct. 9th, will not be allowed to return to play football until Nov. 15th, the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee ruled Thursday night.

That group's statement on the matter was short:

"The NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee has upheld the eligibility decision regarding University of Georgia’s Todd Gurley. He will be eligible to play Nov. 15," the committee said.

Georgia, on the other hand, called the decision disappointing.

“We are very disappointed in tonight’s decision by the Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee regarding our appeal on Todd Gurley’s eligibility reinstatement," UGA said in at statement. "We believe our case to the NCAA for Todd's immediate reinstatement was strong and compelling. However, we now have exhausted all available options and look forward to Todd’s return to competition on November 15. The full attention of the Bulldog Nation now needs to be focused on our team and Saturday’s important game against Florida.”

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