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NCAA Upholds A.J. Green’s Four-Game Suspension

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A.J. GreenThe NCAA has upheld the four-game suspension of Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green. Therefore, Green must sit out the Arkansas game and the Mississippi State game.

Green was suspended on September 8 for for selling his 2009 Independence Bowl jersey to former UNC football player Chris Hawkins, a person the NCAA deems an “agent.”

The Bulldogs were without Green’s services in their season-opener against Louisiana, a 55-7 win, and their SEC opener at South Carolina, a 17-6 loss.

The NCAA committee that denied the appeal by UGA did so without public comment. Additional circumstances of Green’s infraction are unknown, but the severity of his penalty means that he could have misled the NCAA investigators or the NCAA uncovered this violation on their own.

“We respect the committee’s decision and will focus on moving forward,” athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement.

“Our concentration is the same as the last two weeks which is preparing for the next game,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “We’ll look forward to A.J.’s return for the Colorado game on Oct. 2.”

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