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UGA's A.J. Green out due to ongoing NCAA probe

Posted on: September 4, 2010 10:47 am
Edited on: September 4, 2010 11:20 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama have all had to sideline top playmakers because of agent-related NCAA investigations.  Now we can add Georgia to the list.

Earlier in the week, Mark Richt refused to speak on the issue of A.J. Green's eligibility, but on Saturday morning the university released a statement confirming Green's absence from the lineup against Louisiana-Lafayette.

Georgia released a statement barely two hours before game time, saying Green “will miss Saturday’s game … pursuant to UGA Athletic Association policy and pending a ruling from the NCAA clarifying his status.”
Georgia had hoped to receive word from the NCAA before Saturday's kickoff, but similarly to the other agent-related situations there has yet to be a ruling.  If Georgia had played Green and he was later deemed ineligible, the Bulldogs would be forced to vacate any potential victory.  The NCAA first informed Georgia of their investigation on July 21, Green has still been listed as the first-string receiver on the depth chart, although the coaching staff has acknowledged the possibility of playing without him.

Running back Washaun Ealey, wide receiver Tavarres King and safety Alec Ogletree will also be sidelined for Saturday's game, all due to recent arrests.

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Since: Jun 9, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 3:28 pm

UGA's A.J. Green out due to ongoing NCAA probe

NCAA has been a complete joke lately.

Since: Jun 17, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 3:02 pm

UGA's A.J. Green out due to ongoing NCAA probe

I agree with both of your posts- Marc Richt is being smart by being cautious because he knows that if by chance Da Dawgs do pull off a great season and play for the title he would have to do what USC did in their scandal involving Pete Carroll and Reggie Bush and we all know Richt is way to smart for that. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2010 1:44 pm

UGA's A.J. Green out due to ongoing NCAA probe

Haha good point D-Rose.  It is actually more of a cautionary move for the university.  if he is ruled ineligible and plays in the game, then they would have to forfeit the (almost guaranteed) victory.

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: September 4, 2010 11:03 am

UGA's A.J. Green out due to ongoing NCAA probe

So because the NCAA can't find anything just yet, they rule him out for a game? Better figure something out soon please. So what happens if nothing can been found? Statement of apology? lol

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