ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia receiver A.J. Green has been suspended for four games for selling a jersey to someone the NCAA says qualifies as an agent.
Green sold his Independence Bowl game jersey for $1,000. The junior, who sat out the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, must miss three more games before eligible to play.
The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff announced the ruling on Wednesday.
Georgia says Green has repaid the $1,000 to a charity.
Green has issued an apology to Georgia coaches, his teammates and fans in a statement released by the school.
Coach Mark Richt says he is disappointed with the ruling. No. 22 Georgia plays at No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday.