NCAA president Mark Emmert applauds Georgia's handling of Todd Gurley matter
Georgia got a glimmer of positivity in the Todd Gurley situation on Monday.
NCAA president Mark Emmert lauded the No. 9 Bulldogs for their actions in the junior running back's suspension while speaking on the recent investigation that surrounds North Carolina, according to Michael Marot of the Associated Press.
From the facts that we know today, publicly, Georgia's behavior has been commendable ... They, apparently, saw something that concerned them, and they dealt with it directly and their athletic department seems to have handled that very, very appropriately based on what we know today ...When a school has information about inappropriate behavior that might render a student-athlete ineligible, then they're under an obligation to respond. If it turns out later that they did know and did have facts that demonstrated that someone was ineligible and they played them anyway, then sure those wins can be vacated and that's happened many times.
The Bulldogs will have to remain patient as to the possibility of regaining their star player, but at least they know one authority figure commends their efforts.
They take on SEC rival Florida in Jacksonville on Saturday.