Georgia’s A.J. Green Suspended Four Games by the NCAA

September 8, 2010

A.J. Green suspended 4 games by the NCAA

Breaking news from the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Georgia star WR A.J. Green will be suspended for 4 games by the NCAA after allegedly selling his Independence Bowl game jersey for $1,000. Green missed Georgia’s season-opener against Louisiana-Layfayette last week, but many thought the junior would be cleared of any wrongdoing by this week’s game against South Carolina.

This comes as a blow to Georgia as Green is the team’s most valuable weapon. Though nagged by injuries forcing him to miss three games last season, Green still accumulated 53 receptions for 808 yards and 6 touchdowns. In early August, he was named to the 2010 Maxwell Award Watch List. Green is expected to return to the Bulldogs for their October 2nd game against Colorado. Georgia will more than likely appeal the NCAA’s decision.

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2 Responses to Georgia’s A.J. Green Suspended Four Games by the NCAA

  1. Thomas on September 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    This is ridiculous. I’m against flat paying players and everyone knows that agents are a problem, but like the other poster said, “it’s his damn jersey.” I don’t care if someone paid him $10k for it. As long as there wasn’t a prior agreement with a booster or agent or anything wink-wink, good for the player.

  2. Anonymous on September 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    it’s his damn jersey, it’s not right. it’s not like he took 300K for his family Bush style. HE SOLD HIS jersey.

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