A.J. Green, star WR for the Georgia Bulldogs, has been declared ineligible by the NCAA for the next 3 games. For the Bulldogs, this means Saturday at (24) South Carolina, home against (14) Arkansas Sept. 18, and at Miss State on the 25th. Green was already held out of Georgia’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette this past Saturday – the Bulldogs won easily 55-7 – in wake of the NCAA’s investigation.
Green reportedly sold a jersey that he had previously worn during the Independence Bowl to an person who falls under the NCAA’s “definition for an agent” for an undisclosed amount, though it is reported that the sum was under $1,000 (that’s good news). Green has paid back the money to charity according to ESPN.com.
Green said in a statement: "I want to apologize to my coaches, teammates and the Georgia fans for the mistake in judgment […] I very much regret all that has taken place and the distraction thatıs been caused."
Georgia looks to move on and prepare to face its tough upcoming SEC schedule, though the school does plan to appeal.
Green is ranked 4th on Mel Kiper, Jr’s Big Board for the 2011 NFL draft.