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Georgia Tech Football To Vacate 2009 ACC Championship, According To Report

Looks like From The Rumble Seat was on the right trackaccording to CBS Sports' Brett McMurphy, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will vacate their wins from the 2009 season, including the 2009 ACC Championship, due to having used a pair of ineligible athletes. Those athletes, in McMurphy's report? Demaryius Thomas and Morgan Burnett, both of whom have denied involvement.

The NCAA will make its findings known at 3 pm, and Tech will hold a press conference at 4:30 pm.

If this is true, and that's the extent of the damage, Jackets fans should exhale deeply. The program recently came off probation, so it could've been much, much worse than that. Losing a banner, even if it's the program's only outright banner in almost 20 years, is nothing compared to what could've been.

Still, we'll wait and see if there's anything else.

According to Zach Klein of WSB-TV earlier this morning, Thomas and Burnett received improper gifts at some point -- a watch and some shirts.

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