ATLANTA (AP) -An NCAA committee has upheld the four-game suspension for Georgia star receiver A.J. Green.
Green had appealed his four-game suspension by the NCAA for selling a bowl jersey for $1,000 to person deemed to be an agent. But NCAA denied his request, which means he will miss the Bulldogs (1-1) Southeastern Conference game Saturday against No. 12 Arkansas.
Green was held out of Georgia's opener, a 55-7 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette, while the school awaited clearance from the NCAA. And with Green unable to play last week, Georgia lost at South Carolina 17-6.
Former North Carolina and Marshall player Chris Hawkins has acknowledged buying Green's jersey, but claims he's a collector, not an agent.
Last season the 6-foot-4 Green led the Bulldogs with 53 catches for 808 yards.