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NCAA REQUIRES LOSS OF CONTESTS FOR GEORGIA FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE

University of Georgia football student-athlete A.J. Green must miss four

games as a condition of becoming eligible to play again, according to a

decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff.

The university declared the student-athlete ineligible for violations of

NCAA agent benefits rules. According to the facts of the case submitted by

Georgia, the student-athlete sold his Independence Bowl game jersey to an

individual who meets the NCAA definition of an agent. Green has repaid the

$1,000 value of benefits to charity. According to NCAA rules, an agent is

any individual who markets or promotes a student-athlete.

During the reinstatement process, the NCAA staff reviews each case on its

own merits based on the specific facts. Staff decisions are made based on a

number of factors including guidelines established by the Committee on

Student-Athlete Reinstatement, the student-athlete¹s responsibility for the

violation, as well as any mitigating factors presented by the university.

The university can appeal the decision to the Division I NCAA Committee on

Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an independent committee comprised of

representatives from NCAA member colleges, universities and athletic

conferences. This committee can reduce or remove the condition, but it

cannot increase the staff-imposed conditions. If appealed, the

student-athlete remains ineligible until the conclusion of the appeals

process.

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It's interesting AJ green had 1k in benefits from selling the jersey gets 4 games while dareus took over 1700 bucks from an agent and gets 2 games.

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This sucks. if the jersey is rightfully his, then he should be allowed to do whatever he chooses to do with it. He repaid the money by giving it to charity. If they will suspend a player anyways they might as well let them keep the money.

One way for the NCAA to stop this is by telling/making the Universities not give out Jersey sor anything of th like until a player Graduates or enters the NFL Draft

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NCAA REQUIRES LOSS OF CONTESTS FOR GEORGIA FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE

University of Georgia football student-athlete A.J. Green must miss four

games as a condition of becoming eligible to play again, according to a

decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff.

The university declared the student-athlete ineligible for violations of

NCAA agent benefits rules. According to the facts of the case submitted by

Georgia, the student-athlete sold his Independence Bowl game jersey to an

individual who meets the NCAA definition of an agent. Green has repaid the

$1,000 value of benefits to charity. According to NCAA rules, an agent is

any individual who markets or promotes a student-athlete.

During the reinstatement process, the NCAA staff reviews each case on its

own merits based on the specific facts. Staff decisions are made based on a

number of factors including guidelines established by the Committee on

Student-Athlete Reinstatement, the student-athlete¹s responsibility for the

violation, as well as any mitigating factors presented by the university.

The university can appeal the decision to the Division I NCAA Committee on

Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an independent committee comprised of

representatives from NCAA member colleges, universities and athletic

conferences. This committee can reduce or remove the condition, but it

cannot increase the staff-imposed conditions. If appealed, the

student-athlete remains ineligible until the conclusion of the appeals

process.

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It's interesting AJ green had 1k in benefits from selling the jersey gets 4 games while dareus took over 1700 bucks from an agent and gets 2 games.

Yeah, unfortunately for AJ, his grandmother didn't die. Or he doesn't play for Alabama, one or the other. :rolleyes:

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Yeah, unfortunately for AJ, his grandmother didn't die. Or he doesn't play for Alabama, one or the other. rolleyes.gif

Just one of the many reasons the NCAA has turned college football into a joke. No reason for this severity of a punishment. He sold a jersey for charity. If Julio Jones would have did it, they would be proclaiming him as a martyr.

I know one thing, This crap right here will get our team pissed off and fired up.

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NCAA penalties tied to improper benefits

The number of games to be suspended is based on the amount of money received by a player.

By J.P. Giglio

jp.giglio@newsobserv.com

Posted: Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010

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NCAA penalties on agent violations

1. Prospective student-athlete (includes any individual who is subject to review by NCAA amateurism certification staff) signs an agreement with an agent or an agreement indicating that an individual will represent him or her.

Guideline: Eligibility not reinstated.

2. Prospective student-athlete (includes any individual who is subject to review by NCAA amateurism certification staff) or family member accepts benefits from an agent valued at less than $100.

Guideline: Eligibility reinstated based on repayment of value of impermissible benefits and based on 10 percent withholding condition.

3. Prospective student-athlete (includes any individual who is subject to review by NCAA amateurism certification staff) or family member accepts benefits from an agent that are greater than $101.

Guideline: Case-by-case review by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff. Amateurism certification staff will forward to reinstatement staff for review.

(Minimum condition of repayment and 10 percent withholding condition.)

4. Prospective student-athlete (includes any individual who is subject to review by NCAA amateurism certification staff) signs an agreement with a talent evaluation service or agent that is conditioned on the service or agent securing an athletics scholarship for the perspective student-athlete.

Guideline: Eligibility reinstated based on 10 percent withholding condition.

From NCAA Division I committee on student athlete reinstatement/prescribed penalties

RALEIGH The results of the NCAA investigations of former Raleigh and Kentucky basketball star John Wall and Renardo Sidney of Mississippi State offer recent examples of the type of punishment the NCAA hands out when it finds student-athletes received improper benefits.

"Every case is different," said Shane Lyons, the ACC's associate commissioner for compliance. "The NCAA makes decisions on a case-by-case basis and there can be a lot to decipher in these cases."

The NCAA visited Chapel Hill on July 12-13. Receiver Greg Little was interviewed by the NCAA, his father said, about whether he had improper contact with an agent. The (Raleigh) News & Observer has confirmed defensive tackle Marvin Austin also was interviewed.

The NCAA delivered its ruling on Wall, the top pick in this year's NBA draft, on Oct.30, and its ruling on Sidney on March5.

The NCAA suspended Wall two games and ordered him to repay almost $800 in expenses he incurred on unofficial college visits while he was still in high school at Raleigh's Word of God Academy.

The NCAA gave Sidney two punishments: a one-year suspension (the entire 2009-10 season) for lying to the NCAA during its investigation and a nine-game suspension for the 2010-11 season for receiving $11,800 in improper benefits.

Sidney has to repay the money to a charity, Mississippi State compliance director Bracky Brett said Tuesday.

Sidney's suspension for the 2010-11 season, 30percent of the Bulldogs' regular season, is based on penalties prescribed by the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.

According to NCAA documents, for expenses under $500, the suspension is zero games; between $501 and $700 is 10percent of the regular season; $701 to $1,000 is 20percent; and $1,001 "and up" is 30percent.

The NCAA does not quantify a "point of no return" or an upper limit on the monetary value of expenses before a student-athlete would be unable to repay the amount and retain his or her eligibility.

Signing with an agent, or "an agreement indicating that an individual will represent him or her," results in a loss of eligibility, according to the NCAA document.

The NCAA classifies the college football season as 12 games and the college basketball season as 29 games, Brett said. The NCAA rounds the suspension up, Brett said, so in the case of football, 10percent would be two games, 20percent would be three games and 30percent would be four games.

"In the appeal process, you can mitigate those games down," Brett said, noting the mathematical difference in the standard and Wall's suspension.

North Carolina's first four opponents - Louisiana State (9-4), Georgia Tech (11-3), Rutgers (9-4) and East Carolina (9-5) - collectively went 38-16 during 2009.

Lyons, without specifically addressing the North Carolina case, said those are the guidelines the NCAA offers but they are malleable.

"The NCAA is trying to make the penalties consistent," Lyons said. "Those are starting guidelines, they're not set in stone."

There is one procedural matter that could potentially keep coach Butch Davis and the Tar Heels in NCAA limbo before practice starts Aug.6 or the season starts Sept.4.

According to the "policies and procedures" document for the reinstatement committee, if North Carolina appeals the decision, a written waiver appeal "generally take(s) three weeks to be reviewed."

(Good read above on suspensions above)

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Just one of the many reasons the NCAA has turned college football into a joke. No reason for this severity of a punishment. He sold a jersey for charity. If Julio Jones would have did it, they would be proclaiming him as a martyr.

I know one thing, This crap right here will get our team pissed off and fired up.

he didnt sell the jersey for charity. he sold the jersey got caught and then had to reimburse the money by donating it to charity. AJ made a mistake and now hes going to pay for it. I think the penalty is a little harsh considering the rulings on Dareus and others but that is neither here nor there. hopefully we can get it dropped to two or three games with the appeal but im not very optimistic on that.

with that said now its time for people to step up. i still think we will beat USC. We will see how much work TK put in this off-season. you know what you get with durham, a skilled big reciever who runs beautiful routes and has good hands. Wooten tha playmaker will have to step up as well plus our plethera of talented tight ends.

I look for UGA to rally together and shock some people. Lets GATA's!

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This sucks. I hate it for AJ. And while I don't agree with the punishment, at the end of the day, he is responsible for his actions and unfortunately he has a steep price to pay.

I'm just glad this is over and resolved. We need our other wr's to step up and help out the next few games. I for one would love for this to be the chance for Marlon Brown to break out and live up to his hype/potential. Thanks goodness we got king back too, perfect timing on that. You can't replace an AJ, but if our whole wr's step up, we can definitely fill that gap.

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Is it possible that there is something more to it than just a jersey? Belue was on the radio talking about AJ's dad losing his job and an agent has been paying for his health insurance. I don't know if he was being serious or just "playing radio" like that clown usually does.

Sac?

no it's just the jersey GB. there are some rumors out there that people confused culliver's situation with aj green's and his insurance policy.

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This sucks. I hate it for AJ. And while I don't agree with the punishment, at the end of the day, he is responsible for his actions and unfortunately he has a steep price to pay.

I'm just glad this is over and resolved. We need our other wr's to step up and help out the next few games. I for one would love for this to be the chance for Marlon Brown to break out and live up to his hype/potential. Thanks goodness we got king back too, perfect timing on that. You can't replace an AJ, but if our whole wr's step up, we can definitely fill that gap.

oh yea how could i forget about brown?? we will be good and even better when AJ gets back with those recievers gettting valuable experience.

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oh yea how could i forget about brown?? we will be good and even better when AJ gets back with those recievers gettting valuable experience.

Yea, we get Tavarres back in this one as well and I think Wooten (not sure about that though) is playing...we're not as good as we'd be with AJ but we'll be fine.

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he didnt sell the jersey for charity. he sold the jersey got caught and then had to reimburse the money by donating it to charity. AJ made a mistake and now hes going to pay for it. I think the penalty is a little harsh considering the rulings on Dareus and others but that is neither here nor there. hopefully we can get it dropped to two or three games with the appeal but im not very optimistic on that.

with that said now its time for people to step up. i still think we will beat USC. We will see how much work TK put in this off-season. you know what you get with durham, a skilled big reciever who runs beautiful routes and has good hands. Wooten tha playmaker will have to step up as well plus our plethera of talented tight ends.

I look for UGA to rally together and shock some people. Lets GATA's!

i agree AJ green make a foolish decision and got caught and he has to pay for it. however the length is ridiculous for what he did. there will be a lot of rumors out there on why he got 4 games, but i hope the appeal will take it down to 2 games. i think it's ridiculous that someone who took 1700 bucks gets 2 games due to mitigating circumstance (right..) and someone who took far less gets 4 games.

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NCAA REQUIRES LOSS OF CONTESTS FOR GEORGIA FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETE

University of Georgia football student-athlete A.J. Green must miss four

games as a condition of becoming eligible to play again, according to a

decision today by the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff.

The university declared the student-athlete ineligible for violations of

NCAA agent benefits rules. According to the facts of the case submitted by

Georgia, the student-athlete sold his Independence Bowl game jersey to an

individual who meets the NCAA definition of an agent. Green has repaid the

$1,000 value of benefits to charity. According to NCAA rules, an agent is

any individual who markets or promotes a student-athlete.

During the reinstatement process, the NCAA staff reviews each case on its

own merits based on the specific facts. Staff decisions are made based on a

number of factors including guidelines established by the Committee on

Student-Athlete Reinstatement, the student-athlete¹s responsibility for the

violation, as well as any mitigating factors presented by the university.

The university can appeal the decision to the Division I NCAA Committee on

Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an independent committee comprised of

representatives from NCAA member colleges, universities and athletic

conferences. This committee can reduce or remove the condition, but it

cannot increase the staff-imposed conditions. If appealed, the

student-athlete remains ineligible until the conclusion of the appeals

process.

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It's interesting AJ green had 1k in benefits from selling the jersey gets 4 games while dareus took over 1700 bucks from an agent and gets 2 games.

We never know the entire story behind any of these so its hard to compare. I know the NCAA does not have a history of taking it easy on Alabama though....thats for sure. Jerrell Harris got a 6 game suspension last year for receiving a used laptop so go figure. Bottom line is we never know the whole story so you cant really truly compare different situations without the knowing all the facts.
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from ESPN.com

Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green has been declared ineligible for three more games for NCAA violations stemming from his acceptance of benefits from an agent.

In a statement released Wednesday, the NCAA said Green sold his Independence Bowl game jersey to an individual who meets the organization's definition of an agent. Green has repaid $1,000 to charity.

Green's penalty covers four games. He did not play in 22nd-ranked Georgia's season-opening victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

"I want to apologize to my coaches, teammates and the Georgia fans for the mistake in judgment," Green said in a statement. "I very much regret all that has taken place and the distraction that¹s been caused."

Said Georgia coach Mark Richt: "Certainly I'm disappointed with the outcome. However, we have games to play and that's where our focus needs to be in the coming days and weeks."

Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity confirmed that the university will appeal the NCAA's decision to the Division I NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.

Green also is linked to the NCAA's ongoing investigation into alleged improper contact with agents by players at Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. But a person familiar with the investigation told ESPN.com's Mark Schlabach that Green has adamantly denied attending the agent-sponsored party in Miami or ever traveling to South Florida.

Green, a preseason All-SEC selection, is considered one of the nation's best receivers after finishing the 2009 season with 53 catches for 808 yards and six touchdowns. He was ranked the No. 4 prospect available for the 2011 NFL draft by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

Green's suspension will begin with Saturday's Southeastern Conference showdown at No. 24 South Carolina and also cover SEC games against No. 14 Arkansas (Sept. 18) and Mississippi State (Sept. 25).

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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