ATHENS, GA (WIS) - University of Georgia wide-receiver AJ Green will be out for the SEC match up against the Gamecocks Saturday and will ultimately sit out four games, according to UGA officials.
Green, like several other student athletes this season, had been under investigation by the NCAA for his relationship with an agent.
According the officials with the school, Green sold his Independence Bowl game jersey to an someone who meets the NCAA definition of an agent. Georgia says Green has repaid that money to a charity.
Green quickly apologized for the incident in a statement.
"I want to apologize to my coaches, teammates, and the Georgia fans for the mistake in judgment," said Green. "I very much regret all that has taken place and the distraction that's been caused. I've learned a valuable lesson and hope others can learn from my mistake. I can only focus my attention now on practicing and looking ahead to getting back with my teammates as quickly as possible."
UGA Director of Athletics Greg McGarity confirmed the University will appeal the NCAA's decision.
Since Green sat out of the Bulldogs' game with Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, Green will only have to sit out this Saturday's game plus an additional two more.
The Bulldogs and the Gamecocks meet Saturday at noon.