Gurley expected to fulfill conditions

ATHENS - Even if injured Georgia tailback Todd Gurley plans to enter the NFL draft as widely anticipated, the junior will be expected to fulfill the conditions set for reinstatement from his four-game NCAA suspension.

Gurley was lost for the season to a season-ending injury Saturday against Auburn in his first game back from a four-game suspension for violating NCAA rules for taking improper benefits.

He was to repay a portion of the more than $3,000 he received for signing memorabilia and other items over two years and was required to complete 40 hours of community service.

“It stays,” McGarity said. “The repercussion to the institution is if he doesn’t fulfill the community service piece, I think, for a four-year period if you go before the infractions committee again that opportunity is no longer an option as a penalty. So there may be other penalties that could be in place, but you lose that opportunity.”

An NCAA spokesperson referred questions about Gurley’s NCAA obligations in light of his injury to the school.

“Todd will honor exactly what he was expected to do,” McGarity said. “I don’t think there will be any wavering on that.”

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