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Todd Gurley's suspension last season for putting his autograph on merchandise for a dealer to sell has inspired a new bill that was passed by the Georgia Senate on Tuesday.   

According to Walter C. Jones and Fletcher Page of The St. Augustine Record, the bill is designed to punish the sports dealers "who tempt college athletes to risk their eligibility" by signing merchandise: 

House Bill 3 bears the same number as University of Georgia’s former star running back Todd Gurley, who had to sit out four games last season for selling his autograph to a dealer in violation of NCAA rules. According to media reports, when the dealer couldn’t sell enough of the autographed items, he reported the violation to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, angering many Bulldog fans.

The next step in the process of turning the bill into a law will be getting Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to sign...

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