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Let's try this again: A.J. Green appeal to be heard Friday

After hoping for Tuesday, and then Wednesday, Georgia will now have to wait until later on this week to learn the fate of their most dangerous and explosive offensive weapon.  Maybe.

UGA associate athletic director Claude Felton announced Wednesday afternoon that the NCAA will hear A.J. Green‘s appeal of his multi-game suspension Friday.  Even as the appeal will be heard at the end of the work week, there’s no guarantee Green or the school will get a decision from the NCAA before Saturday afternoon’s game against Arkansas.

The appeal will take place via a conference call.

The school is looking for the NCAA to reduce the remainder of what could be a four-game suspension for Green.  The All-American wide receiver has already missed the first two games of the season; if the appeal is unsuccessful, he’d miss this weekend’s game as well as the following week against Mississippi State.

The NCAA found that Green had sold a game-worn jersey for $1,000 and deemed it an impermissible benefit, triggering the suspension.

Incidentally, it was reported earlier today that the person Green sold the jersey to, former North Carolina/Marshall defensive back and current seemingly wanna be sports agent/marketer Chris Hawkins, had been arrested back in April 2009 and charged with felony cocaine trafficking and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.  Hawkins, who has denied any wrongdoing, has an Oct. court appearance on the charges.

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2 Responses to “Let's try this again: A.J. Green appeal to be heard Friday”
  1. WingT says: Sep 15, 2010 7:05 PM

    Good thing Green go cash for the jersey and not toot. The blow would be harder for him to pay back

  2. aligreene says: Sep 16, 2010 11:26 AM

    every division 1 program has a star player who quote on quote lives good while on campus ,meaning ,transportation,clothes,other small things ,they milds well raid all the schools,then after that the california juco are ripe for picking ridiculous

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