Green says he lost sleep worrying about suspension

By: AP
By: AP

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A.J. Green says he has lost sleep worrying
that his four-game suspension contributed to Georgia's poor start.

Green spoke for the first time Tuesday about selling his
Independence Bowl jersey for $1,000 to former North Carolina and
Marshall player Chris Hawkins. The NCAA ruled Hawkins was deemed to be an agent when it suspended Green, Georgia's top receiver.

The suspension ends this week as Georgia, 1-3 overall and 0-3 in
the Southeastern Conference, plays at Colorado.

Green says he has never met or talked with Hawkins. Green says
he sold the jersey on Facebook because he needed the money for
spring break.

He says he deserved the suspension though at first he didn't
think selling the jersey was a big deal.

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