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No. 9 Georgia seeks reinstatement of running back Todd Gurley, will file request with NCAA

  • FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Georgia's Todd Gurley, right, runs the ball past Clemson's Jayron Kearse in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Georgia's Todd Gurley, right, runs the ball past Clemson's Jayron Kearse in the second half of an NCAA college football game in Athens, Ga. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, a Georgia fan holds a sign in support of Georgia running back Todd Gurley who was suspended earlier this week, during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, a Georgia fan holds a sign in support of Georgia running back Todd Gurley who was suspended earlier this week, during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for Gurley’s eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Georgia says it will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated.

Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by receiving improper benefits. Coach Mark Richt has confirmed the allegations involved autographs.

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Georgia said it "hopes for and expects" a prompt ruling by the NCAA. Georgia said it planned to submit the request later Wednesday.

Despite playing without Gurley, who was considered a leading Heisman Trophy candidate before the suspension, No. 9 Georgia took impressive road wins at Missouri and Arkansas. Georgia, off this week, plays Florida in Jacksonville next week.