November 16th, 2014 at 5:58 PM ^

the Forbes article, though, seemed to focus only on the financial aspect (which I get...it was Forbes after all, not a place I typically scour for my sports info).  They mentioned if he declined the reinstatement, he could sign with an agent, legally sell his autographs, workout, and stay healthy, and most likely remain a mid to late first rounder. The author then said something like, "Gurley coming back and getting injured in the next few weeks could harm his future earnings, while his not getting hurt would mainly benefit the SEC, Georgia, and perhaps Mark Richt in financial ways."  


November 16th, 2014 at 5:02 PM ^

Yeah, that sucks.  I'm sure he'll get a chance in the draft, but not only was he punished for breaking a hypocritical rule (yes, I know it exists for a reason), but to then have an ACL tear to end his year seems like an unnecessary piling on.  He's worth a flyer in the draft, but this could very well have cost him millions of dollars.


November 16th, 2014 at 5:08 PM ^

this isnt really comparable to lattimore because lattimore had a devastating knee injury tearing multiple ligaments and having fractures in the two lower leg bones included in his injury. plus it was the second knee injury he had suffered in his career and that not true for gurley, so while they both have suffered knee injuries the one lattimore suffered was much more devastating than this. you see guys come back from acl tears every year, he'll be fine


November 16th, 2014 at 5:08 PM ^

I really feel bad for the kid. I was at the game yesterday (Sanford stadium is unreal by the way, you should go if you have the chance). Saw the injury but had no idea what happened. All the UGA fans were so pumped to have him back, too


November 16th, 2014 at 6:58 PM ^

CBS Sports has there own slightly expanded writeup here - LINK

Interestingly, CBS links to their own speculative piece on how the ACL injury likely pushes Gurley into the 2nd round of the NFL draft, in part because the standard recovery time puts his estimated date for being field-ready well into camp now. 


November 16th, 2014 at 7:27 PM ^

Why was he even in the game in the first place? It was a three posession game with 5 minutes in the fourth left. I understand shaking off some of the rust, but come on Georgia. Be smart.


November 17th, 2014 at 12:56 AM ^

am I missing info or has early dementia set in regarding Marshall? Top HB a couple years ago-ish. Is he hurt, gone, etc? Thanks. As for Gurley, if eligible (believe he is) I wish him a speedy recovery after everything. He'll be back and an NFL team will get a great HB in the late 2nd/early 3rd.