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Todd Gurley Did Nothing Wrong

By Thomson200 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

By Thomson200 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Georgia running back Todd Gurley was suspended indefinitely because he received money for signing merchandise. This isn’t the first time a player has been in the news over the past couple years for receiving money for signing autographs (See: Johnny Manziel). Manziel was subsequently suspended one half of the first game of the season last year. They even had video footage of Manziel performing the acts.

Gurley is on track to be nominated and possibly (probably) win the Heisman Trophy this year. I’m not saying his elite status within the college football realm entitles him to break the rules, it is stupid rule that somebody needs to fight to amend or remove from the bylaws. Don’t tell me you can’t change rules in the middle of a season either (See NFL Domestic Violence Policy). If Gurley receives any more of a punishment than Manziel then it is an absolute shame. Currently Georgia University suspended Gurley (the institution that will receives thousands from selling #3 jerseys), probably to follow protocol on handling NCAA violations (the other institution that receives millions from college athletes). The investigation will continue and it sounds like Gurley could be out 2 games. It is ridiculous.

The real crime is how little may have been paid for the autographs and the business owner/store that sells these items will go unpunished. Hopefully the right to sell your own autograph will be a rule that is looked into and ultimately changed because it is a shame to see this asinine rule (one of thousands from the NCAA) mess with a student’s college career.

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College Football Week 1 Musings

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By Thomson200 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

College football finished their first week of the regular season and there was plenty of excitement to open up the season. Here are my week 1 thoughts in no particular order: 

Georgia’s Todd Gurley is a stud. 198 yards, 3 TDs on 15 carries is a ridiculous stat line for week 1. He made the Clemson defense look non existent. Incredibly fast and strong, he is going to be a headache for defensive coordinators in the SEC this season. 

Maybe Alabama has questions to answer still as they decide their quarterback situation but I don’t care. A) T.J. Yeldon is another great back in the SEC and the Bama rushing game accounted for almost 240 yards on the ground and 3 TD’s between Yeldon and Derrick Henry. Nick Saban will need to answer questions but I don’t want to hear all of this nonsense talk about how the focus is on new offensive Coordinator Lane Kiffen, or they can’t win with 2 quarterbacks. Saban is Saban and if anybody has earned the right to not be questioned it is that guy. 

Genuinely concerned Spurrier may have killed somebody after the A&M beating. 

Florida St will have to show up to play every week because even a young, athletic Oklahoma St. team gave them trouble all game. Winston is still a stud at QB but defenses are gunning for him. 

(Homer plug) Virginia Tech’s freshmen looked pretty good even though it was against William and Mary. Shae McKenzie is really fast at RB and Michael Brewer did a great job managing the game at QB. Interested to see the tough match up against Ohio St on the road Saturday night.

 

 


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