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Florida vs. Georgia: NCAA suspends Todd Gurley for four games

Georgia will be without star running back Todd Gurley against Florida.

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Georgia running back Todd Gurley will miss the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Florida as the third-game of a four-game suspension handed down by the NCAA on Wednesday in response to an investigation into Gurley allegedly being paid for signing memorabilia.

The NCAA found that Gurley accepted "more than $3,000 in cash" "for autographed memorabilia and other items" over two years. NCAA penalty guidelines recommend a suspension for 30 percent of a "student-athlete's" season at that dollar amount of benefits received; for a football player, that translates to four games.

Gurley has already missed two contests for the Dawgs, and will miss one more after the Florida-Georgia game. In his stead, freshman running back Nick Chubb has rushed for 345 yards and three touchdowns on 68 carries, with Chubb toting the rock at least 30 times in each game.

Georgia is appealing the NCAA decision, likely in hopes of immediate reinstatement.

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