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SEC grants waiver for Smith to transfer to UGA

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 2:56pm


ATHENS, Ga. — Maurice Smith will get his wish to play for Georgia.

The Southeastern Conference on Friday afternoon stamped approval for the defensive back to join Georgia after granting the Alabama graduate transfer a waiver he had wanted for weeks.

Commissioner Greg Sankey made the final call after Alabama reversed course Wednesday and gave him a release. He is eligible to play this season.

The SEC had said Smith needed to show “circumstances that demonstrate a clear reason for granting an exception.”

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