UGA: Green appeal hearing not set yet

COLUMBIA – Georgia hasn’t been informed when an NCAA committee will hear the school’s appeal of wide receiver A.J. Green’s four-game suspension, athletic director Greg McGarity said Saturday.

UGA expects the appeal to be heard sometime next week. The hearing will be conducted by conference call.

The group that hears the appeal, the NCAA Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, is made up of officials from NCAA member schools. That’s a different group than the NCAA staff members who handed down the four-game suspension. The committee typically decides on appeals within a day or two of a hearing.

Georgia is expected to present what it believes to be mitigating factors in an attempt to get a game or two shaved off Green’s suspension.

McGarity declined to comment on the NCAA ruling in the case or the grounds for Georgia’s appeal. He said he would discuss the matter publicly after the appeal is decided.

The NCAA said that according to the facts of the case submitted by Georgia, Green sold his Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000 “to an individual who meets the NCAA definition of an agent.”

In response to an open-records request from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, UGA on Friday said it would not release documents related to the case because doing so “would directly identify one particular student,” Green. The university said that would violate a federal law protecting student education records, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Former North Carolina football player Chris Hawkins told ESPN.com that he bought the jersey from Green but denied that he is an agent. ESPN.com quoted a source as saying Hawkins contacted several agents about their interest in representing North Carolina players in the NFL draft. The NCAA defines an agent as “any individual who markets or promotes a student-athlete.”

It also is against NCAA rules for a student-athlete to sell a jersey or other memorabilia to someone other than an agent.

78 comments Add your comment

DeepDiver

September 11th, 2010
1:02 pm

i guess everyone is over on the blog. I can multi-task. Could use AJ on the field today, and first.

ryan

September 11th, 2010
1:32 pm

Fire CMR after the game!

bardawg

September 11th, 2010
1:35 pm

As seems to be typical for UGA, the big hose comes out for our guys, and sprays us down with the stnkingest pooh that’s available.

AlaskaDawg

September 11th, 2010
1:37 pm

Green is an idiot. How can you make such a dumb mistake, The suspension is too long. My predicition is they cut it to 3 games. I never thought I would see SC out-physical us. Offensive play calling is not good.

Paulrkiii

September 11th, 2010
1:40 pm

@AlaskaDawg….me either….we look like the team from last season….I expect growing pains from our defense but out offense has to much talent for three 3 and outs…..play calling is to conservative…..

RomeDawg

September 11th, 2010
1:52 pm

Our defense needs to learn to wrap up when tackling. Having Spurrier run the ball on us like this is like being stabbed repeatedly with a butter knife. At least when he was at Florida the scoring was the result of a big play. Man, that Lattimore kid sho looks good!

Dawg In Florida

September 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

They really aren’t letting Murray pass as much as he should be. I only get to listen over the internet. We should not be be this UNproductive on offense. Defense just needs to settle down and get strict on fundamentals.

Bulldo9090

September 11th, 2010
2:29 pm

We still aren’t wrapping up— arm tacking. We were flat and that fumble sucked the life out of us. It is like we wont take the momentum when they give it to us. Liked…going to Durham.

SteveDawg

September 11th, 2010
2:55 pm

Where is Caleb King?

North Georgia Dawg

September 11th, 2010
3:06 pm

Ealey’s fumble and Bobo’s vanilla play calling…!

BirdDog

September 11th, 2010
3:17 pm

Gotta say that was a poor poor performance by the defense. About one of the worst tackling efforts I can remember by a Div 1 team. Ga flat out got a beat down! Oh yeah, and the o line is extremely over rated!

CONFEDERATE DAWG

September 11th, 2010
3:21 pm

KINGS ANKLE IS HURT…
COUPLE BAD BREAKS….
O WAS WAY TOO COSERVATIVE…
D TRIED TO KEEP US IN IT BUT COULD STAND TO TACKLE BETTER EVEN THOUGH LATTIMORE IS PROB GONNA DO THAT TO ALOT OF TEAMS…
NOT GETTIN THAT BALL SPOT CHALLENGE WAS ABSURD…
BOBO BEST COME UP WITH SOMETHIN BUDDY… GOT OPEN UP A LILL BIT
ONELOVE GA

mightyjoe

September 11th, 2010
3:25 pm

looks like a two game win season for the dogs.

Ca.Dawg

September 11th, 2010
3:26 pm

Granted Lattimore is a hard running back, but the defense can’t tackle and it looks like they were afraid to get in there and wrap him up. As is the norm for the past four years ever since BooBoo took over, the play calling sucks. When my kids were toddlers they held on to their bottle more tightly then Ealey does the ball, good grief we were on the verge to tie the game that one play will come back to haunt them this season. What a mess, Thank goodness we now have an AD that is more interested in the success ot the teams at UGA then red panties. Richt is now offically on the hot seat.

Ginger

September 11th, 2010
3:29 pm

Conservative offense beat us…especially in 1st half…You play to win…If you play not to lose..you probably lose…….I go back to not playing Murray last year. They were conservative because no game experience…..well….Ellis Johnson from SC…taught some lessons today…..And Green thing just tops the cake…..We have a good chance score 1 or 2 more TDs with Green in the game and it would have opened up the running game.

mike

September 11th, 2010
3:30 pm

hey green ..f………………… you loser..money first team 11111000000000000000000000000000000000

i hope you go to tampa bay

CONFEDERATE DAWG

September 11th, 2010
3:30 pm

I THINK A HUGE F BOMB PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT UP…

John

September 11th, 2010
3:30 pm

Wel look who got their butts whooped!!!!

mike

September 11th, 2010
3:31 pm

i hate this bull ………………………

John

September 11th, 2010
3:32 pm

If you ain’t a big dawg you should just stay on your porch.Get ready for a whooping Puppies.Lattimore and the o line will be there for four more years!!!!

Aiken

September 11th, 2010
3:41 pm

Too bad,
So sad!

Wash-On Ealey looked like Wash-Out Ealey. If Saint Mark had given him a real suspension, the dawgtards would have won. Keep giving him the ball, he’s worth a lot of points – to the opposition.

But hey, it’s not all bad. Saint Mark looked great with his suntan and those cool shades.

And my oh my, did you see those red panties falling from the sky in Columbia?

A great afternoon indeed! :-) :-) :-)

DanieL

September 11th, 2010
3:42 pm

FIRE RICHT TODAY!!!

It’s only going to get worse.

SOS Dawg

September 11th, 2010
3:43 pm

Who really cares. What a pathetic performance today

simplythetruth

September 11th, 2010
3:43 pm

Here we go again. Thought we had won the NC before the kickoff. The Ol Ball Coach strikes again. Is anybody getting sick of this same old crap? Who cares if Green comes back? If you aren’t loyal to the team…. GET LOST……

Billings

September 11th, 2010
3:45 pm

SC 16, dawgturds 6.

Just a reminder in case you’re trying to forget. ;-)

George

September 11th, 2010
3:53 pm

Once again, Bobo is shown to be an idiot.

New Defense, same result.

EricADawgFan

September 11th, 2010
3:53 pm

The problem lies in the players this time and not the coaching. There were an enormous amount of poor tackling. The defense didn’t show up to play today, and they cause that loss today. The fault resides with the defense. The offense did a fair job today as I am sure they will only get better. Good job goes out to Murray. he really surprised me today and he can play the game. He was relaxed, and poised as he lad the offensive. Ealey was fair today as well. If they expect to put to scores on the board, they really need Green back in the starting lineup. For a change, no turnovers or racked up penalties today which is good. I just hope that the NCAA does not intentionally hold out on giving this hearing and wait until the four game suspension is fulfilled before they hear the appeal. That would be a dirty trick…..

gadawgs

September 11th, 2010
3:55 pm

who cares about the appeal with bobo as our oc it doesn’t matter. He is pathetic.

matt

September 11th, 2010
3:57 pm

John…grow up. It is a game. If you had a part in it, then congratulations. Some how, I doubt you made it onto the field. Also, you will have Lattimore for two more years. He is too good not to go pro. Just ask Knowshon Moreno.

yoda

September 11th, 2010
3:57 pm

John….today SC was better, however, Spurrier ain’t gonna coach but maybe 2 more years….

wpww dawg

September 11th, 2010
4:00 pm

well, atleast Tech lost;)

John

September 11th, 2010
4:07 pm

I never thought I would hear Georgia fans complaining……my bad that’s all they do.The next coach will have so many players all he has to do is open the chicken coop!!!!!

David

September 11th, 2010
4:44 pm

John, you are sorely mistaken… real Georgia fans shouldn’t be complaining.. As an alum, yes I’m upset we didn’t win, but we didn’t give up like we have in the past.. props to Grantham. Unfortunately, looks like Bobo was the problem…. but still a decent game

Lilburn Dawg

September 11th, 2010
4:53 pm

I’d like to know what McGarity thought after this game. Looked like we basically don’t have a defensive line. Looked like Willie was still running our defense. So much for the new 3-4 defense! SC ran the ball 6, 8, and 10 yards any time they touched it. Murray looked fine I thought for his first SEC game. Where were any of our running backs besides Ealey???? Was Ealey the only back that ran the ball today?? It didn’t take SC long to key on him. Bobo’s play calling wasn’t much. I thought we had more of a defensive line. And I guess our offensive line is over-rated, too. I hate to think it, but Arkansas will most likely beat us, too, next week if this is all we’ve got.

RedBone

September 11th, 2010
5:20 pm

1 player beat our whole team including our sorry coaches. What happend to flying around the field all summer? I still think Rambo has not recovered from that concussion against Auburn. He was just standing there looking lost. Play Olgetree since he is suppose to be so good. I have to see that with my own eyes because I don’t trust our coaches to judge talent. I say keep playing Grey,Durham,Chapas, Muzzenmaier and Lynch since they care and we don’t have to worry everday if they will be arrested.

buffdawg

September 11th, 2010
5:30 pm

O-line way over rated,especially on run blocking, we do miss owens, atkins,& weston, but that was no excuse for poor tackling.Arkansas by 3 or 4 touchdowns next week, if we play like this.

ga gator

September 11th, 2010
6:43 pm

Watched the game with UGA friends who have always supported Richt to the end. After today, I’m not so sure. This I do know; if the season continues like this and if McGarrity has been influenced at all for the past 17 years by Jeremey Foley, Richt’s seat will become red hot. Murray can flat play and Richt/Bobo need to turn the kid loose!

SC:

September 11th, 2010
7:21 pm

Hey Georgia,

What was the crap you were talking about beating SC? i can’t hear you? Come on…………….make excuses……………let’s hear em. Did UGA VIII survive the game? Your team is louzy. You will lose many games to include ARK, AUB, UT, UF and probably GT. Nothing like another 6-6 year and to the terd bowl you go. I know,…………..next year is your year to win it all. I wonder where you will be ranked? Not…..Oh, sorry, your still number 1 in arrests. Maybe, break out the red panties and wear them on your helmets. Maybe you will play better. SC ROMPED. UGA SUCKS!

Lattimore

September 11th, 2010
7:22 pm

Man, you guys have a HS defense, coz i torched it for over 200 yards. Try and man up next time and give us a game. What a cake walk.

1-1

September 11th, 2010
7:23 pm

1-1 = LOSERS! No NC this year and none next year. Your team suxs. hahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahah 17 -6 and you are outta of the polls.

Ealey:

September 11th, 2010
7:24 pm

Thanks for letting me play coach. I am glad I could contribute by fumbling away the ball. Hey, at least I didn’t hit a parked car, but rather a solid D. Big difference. duh duh duh, Dawgs LOSE

AJ Green:

September 11th, 2010
7:25 pm

cans i playz nexts weeks coaches?

Saint Mark

September 11th, 2010
7:37 pm

In the 1986 Jan Kemp trial, O. Hale Almand Jr., a lawyer for UGA, offered a justification for the favorable treatment accorded the athletes, citing a hypothetical player. “We may not make a university student out of him,” he told the jury, “but if we can teach him to read and write, maybe he can work at the post office rather than as a garbageman when he gets through with his athletic career.”

That trial exposed UGA for the football factory that it was, and exposed Vince Dooley as a fraud and a sleazebag. It also derailed Dooley’s plans for a political career. That’s why we see the decrepit old fraud doing TV commercials even now.

Mark Richt is just the latest in a line of sleazy UGA coaches who coddle athletes and discard them after four years of football. He recruits illiterate morons he knows aren’t smart enough for college, but he doesn’t care, as long as they help him line his pockets with millions of dollars each year.

Suntanned Saint Mark isn’t all he appears to be, is he?

But you dawgtards go right on thinking your team is something special.

And by the way, smartass punks like ealey and Green would have been dismissed and sent home by now if Saint Mark had even an ounce of integrity.

Andy

September 11th, 2010
7:48 pm

The team just sux. The coach sux. Why are we paying Mark Richt $3+ million a year?

Jaxdawg

September 11th, 2010
8:16 pm

Here we are in CMR’s 10th season!!!! HE DOESN”T HAVE THE DESIRE TO WIN! JUST LISTEN TO THAT AWFUL POST-GAME SHOW WITH THAT PANTY-WAIST CHUCK DOWDLE SERVING UP SOFTBALL QUESTIONS AND CMR JUST HUNTS FOR EXCUSES! WE SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER 4 or 5 LOSSES THIS YEAR! BRING ON KIRBY SMART OR WILL MUSCHAMP! MAYBE, THEY CAN, AT THE LEAST, KEEP OUR PLAYER’S ASSES OUT OF JAIL!

http://www.firemarkricht.com

JPaul

September 11th, 2010
8:39 pm

The better team won today. UGA couldn’t tackle and we didnt have a game plan if Murray was actually effective. Spurrier had it easy (and changed his game plan midstream) because of #21. We win this game Week 6+

lizboy

September 11th, 2010
8:47 pm

So why is this Green guy still on the Georgia team? Where is the discipline?????—And all these Florida guys—what is going on in Athens? Dont they know they are in Georgia??? And that beating they took from the Chickens today—Jesus they looked like they didnt even know where they were at—–what is going on over there in Athens? No tackleing, and that no good for nothin “running back”that did the hit and run deal -why isnt he off the team? Man, good grief, I really dont know what to think about the people in charge of UGA—–lost souls I’ll tell ya—–and look where they have gotten to—they cant beat South Carolina and every other year they get blown out by Florida and Tenn—-ugly I say====Time for a change.—of some kind.

cmac

September 11th, 2010
8:50 pm

How can you go to Columbia (where we have NEVER had an easy time) & get manhandled like that? UGA did not look like they were ready in any phase of the game! The D looked the same as the last 2-3 years … POOR TACKLING!! Bring back Martinez (at least he costs less!! Offense was outmanned & outcoached all day! I thought we were gonna have an offensive line! Even the punter was outpunted! AND, as usual, our coverage teams were terrible. Oh well, we kicked the crap out of LA Lafayette!!!
Look at this program over the last 3 years. Be honest & you will see it is in decline! At some point, somebody better look to the guy in charge & maybe that is where the problem starts. Totally undisciplined team off the field = mediocrity on the field.

Sure, we will win a big game every now & then, but UGA better get used to 4 & 5 loss seasons!!

OtisforUGA

September 11th, 2010
8:52 pm

AR is gonna be tough–after that we run the table! (MSU will be close but DAWGS WIN-GA DAWGS THAT IS). Richt will lead us there with Grantham and this team.

OtisforUGA

September 11th, 2010
8:54 pm

LezBoy- get a grip! We have the team and coaches now that WM is gone.