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COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: UGA settles lawsuit with former player; Auburn backup QB transferring

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ATHENS -- A former University of Georgia cornerback has reached a $400,000 settlement with the school's athletic association over an insurance policy dispute.

Decory Bryant's settlement comes weeks after an Athens-Clarke County judge dismissed his lawsuit that claimed the athletic association failed to secure him a $500,000 insurance policy before he suffered a career-ending injury.

Athletic association attorney Ed Tolley said Wednesday it was a sign the "athletic association had committed to helping" Bryant all along.

Bryant's football career ended in 2003 with a neck injury. He claimed that a school official failed to complete the paperwork that would have paid him if an injury ended his career.

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ROLLISON'S FATHER: SON LEAVING AUBURN:

AUBURN, Ala. -- The father of Auburn quarterback Tyrik Rollison says the redshirt freshman will transfer.

Michael Kelly said Thursday that Rollison will leave Auburn for Sam Houston State in his home state of Texas.

Rollison was one of the top recruits in coach Gene Chizik's first recruiting class. He was redshirted last season and was suspended before the Outback Bowl.

Rollison was expected to be in the mix for Auburn's starting quarterback job this spring. The Tigers signed junior college transfer Cameron Newton in December.

Neil Caudle, Clinton Moseley and Barrett Trotter are also vying to replace Chris Todd.

Auburn officials haven't confirmed Rollison's decision to transfer. He was named the nation's top dual-threat quarterback by Rivals.com.