Posted by Tom Fornelli
For those Georgia fans out there who were hoping A.J. Green was going to be able to suit up against Arkansas this weekend we've got a bit of bad news. Green's appeal was heard by the NCAA earlier on Friday, and the NCAA has made it's decision.
They'll be upholding Green's suspension so he's not going to be able to play this weekend.
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.
Of course this also means that Green will be forced to sit out against Mississippi State next week as well.
"Our concentration is the same as the last two weeks which is preparing for the next game," said head coach Mark Richt in a statement. "We'll look forward to A.J.¹s return for the Colorado game on Oct. 2."
This decision may be disappointing for Georgia fans, but it's really not all that surprising. The NCAA has made it pretty clear how they'll be handling any contact between players and agents, and by reducing their suspension of Green they would have sent the wrong message for what they're trying to accomplish.