Friday , Nov , 21 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Georgia freshman forward suspended nine games

Athens, GA (Sports Network) – University of Georgia freshman forward Corey
Gibbs was suspended nine games for a secondary violation of NCAA rules.

Gibbs sold textbooks and school supplies whose monetary value exceeded $500,
violating NCAA By-law 16 covering extra benefits.

“His poor judgment and mistake in behavior are only further delaying his
opportunity to compete,” head coach Dennis Felton explained. “I’m hopeful that
Corey grows from this episode and keeps working to put himself in position to
contribute to this program.”

The length of the suspension is nine games — 30 percent of the team’s
competition schedule — and will begin Friday night when Georgia opens its
season against Western Carolina.

The 6-foot-7 Gibbs has been hampered by a lingering knee injury which has
resulted in a pair of surgeries over the past year. He was, however,
participating in team practices and physically ready to contribute.