The infuriating, disappointing, no good, rotten news of Todd Gurley''s indefinite suspension from college football competition is now over 24 hours old, and here's what we know.
- Gurley was not on the team charter to Missouri this morning, and will therefore most assuredly not play tomorrow in Columbia.
- The Vegas sports book folks have taken Gurley off the books for the Heisman Trophy. Given that there are odds for players paying out at 50 to 1, this is likely an indication that even the folks who could make millions from knowing what will happen don't really have a good idea beyond an educated guess.
- Earlier this Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a story citing a source who said that Todd Gurley was "likely" to miss the rest of the season. They quickly changed the headline to say that Gurley "may" miss the rest of the season. In other words, the AJC found somebody inside Butts-Mehre willing to pull numbers out of a hat anonymously. If you pay these people money for your news, I feel sorry for you.
- The memorabilia dealer who shopped the story of Gurley signing for money to multiple media outlets, including SB Nation, before the story went public was identified as Rome native and recent Villa Rica resident Bryan Allen. Allen hired the same well-known Atlanta criminal defense attorney who represented Ray Lewis, Ben Roethlisberger, T.I., and Dany Heatley.
- Georgians really freakin' hate Bryan Allen.
- Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity issued a statement that didn't really clarify anything, except the fact that the University is paying for Todd Gurley's legal counsel, who has experience with eligibility issues, and that Gurley will remain "a member of the Bulldog Family" regardless of what happens, which frankly sounds a little ominous to me.
- People have begun riffing a little deeper into the records of the James Spence Authentication database which showed a lot of Gurley memorabilia with consecutive serial numbers. Apparently Jameis Winston has also signed a lot of souvenirs which curiously were registered with a professional authentication service. Thirty or so Seminole fans must have left Fan Day and gotten a group rate.
And finally there's actually a Georgia Bulldog football game tomorrow. Todd Gurley won't be playing in it, but Nick Chubb will, and folks in his hometown of Cedartown are really proud (as they should be).
Tomorrow is another day, and we'll be back then with more Todd Gurley news and our standard game day lineup of previews, open comment threads, and post game analysis. Until then . . .