Georgia running back Todd Gurley is expected to miss two to three games amid an investigation into whether he accepted money in exchange for signing memorabilia, according to a report from Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.
Georgia announced in a statement on Thursday that Gurley has been suspended indefinitely after an allegation that he violated NCAA rules.
SI.com's Andy Staples reported Thursday that someone confirmed this week to Georgia's compliance office that he paid Gurley $400 to sign 80 items on campus one day this spring. The report says the person said he had video and a photo of Gurley signing the items, but that neither the video nor the photo showed an exchange of money.
In five games this season, Gurley has rushed for 773 yards and eight touchdowns on 8.2 yards per carry. He is considered one of the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy.
"I'm obviously very disappointed," Georgia coach Mark Richt said in the statement. "The important thing for our team is to turn all our attention toward preparation for Missouri." Gurley reportedly did not travel with the team for Saturday's game against the Tigers.
Georgia's (4-1) next two games after Saturday are at Arkansas and against Florida.
- Chris Johnson