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Todd Gurley is engulfed by reporters wanting to get in a word with him Wednesday during UGA's Pro Day. (AJC photo by Darryl Ledbetter)

Todd Gurley is engulfed by reporters wanting to get in a word with him Wednesday during UGA’s Pro Day. (AJC photo by Darryl Ledbetter)

ATHENS — A relaxed and confident, Todd Gurley talked to reporters covering UGA’s Pro Day on Wednesday. Georgia’s former star tailback was participating only as an observer on this day as he’s still recovering from December knee surgery to repair a torn ACL. But he spent a lot of time conversing with NFL scouts and personnel executives, while also razzing former teammates.

As he did at the NFL combine last month, Gurley once again acknowledged that he’d made a “dumb mistake” which resulted in his losing his college eligibility for four games and possibly cost the Bulldogs a shot at the SEC Eastern Division championship. After a UGA investigation, Gurley admitted to signing autographs for money his first two seasons with the Bulldogs, which violated his amateur status and was determined to

“I just made a dumb mistake,” Gurley said. “It was something that I did my freshmen and sophomore year and I should have never done it. I knew the rules, but I still broke them. I’m definitely ready to move on and get on with my life. It’s still going to be something that’s brought up. It’s something that I learned from.”

Gurley tore the ACL in his left knee against Auburn, his first game back from suspension, and missed the rest of the season. He is unable to run and cut yet but is expected to be recovered sometime in the fall and is still commanding great interest for the upcoming NFL draft.

Here’s more from the AJC’s NFL reporter Darryl Ledbetter on Gurley:

Here are the numbers put up by Georgia players at the 2015 Pro Day.

Here are the numbers put up by Georgia players at the 2015 Pro Day.

 


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