ATHENS, GA (WALB) - The NCAA ruled Gurley must not compete for four games after accepting more than $3,000 in cash for autographed memorabilia.
Georgia suspended Gurley on October 9th and announced last week the running back was applying for reinstatement.
Gurley is eligible to return for Georgia's game versus Auburn on November 15th.
The University of Georgia sent out a second release that said they are appealing the decision.
There was no word on when the appeal would be heard or ruled on.
Here is the release from the NCAA provided by UGA Sports Communications:
Todd Gurley, University of Georgia football student-athlete, must sit a total of four games, or 30 percent of the season, for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia and other items over two years. Gurley, who acknowledged violating NCAA rules, must repay a portion of the money received to a charity of his choice and complete 40 hours of community service as additional conditions for his reinstatement. Gurley will be eligible to play on Nov. 15.