Georgia Senate Passes The “Gurley” Bill

Jozsef Papp

Last Tuesday, the Georgia Senate officially passed House Bill 3, commonly known as the “Gurley” Bill, for Governor Nathan Deal to sign.

The bill will aim to prohibit the ability for sports memorabilia brokers or anybody else to come in contact with student-athletes. The goal is to impose stiffen penalties to anybody who comes in contact with a student-athlete knowing that the transaction could jeopardize the athlete’s scholarship, eligibility, or amateur standing, according to the AJC.

This law comes after University of Georgia running back, Todd Gurley, received a four-game suspension by the NCAA for accepting money from memorabilia dealers, according to CBSSports.

“This happens around the country. It’s not just unique to Georgia Athletics,” Sen. Bill Cowsert, told the Athens Banner-Herald.

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