Georgia suspends top safety for first three games of 2014
Georgia has suspended top safety Josh Harvey-Clemons for the first three games of the 2014 season after once again ‘violating team rules’, following on from the player’s suspension from the Bulldogs’ loss in the Gator Bowl to Nebraska.
Harvey-Clemons will miss Georgia’s home game against Clemson, the road game at South Carolina, and the home game against Troy. With him missing (and if there’s no immediate improvement with new DC Jeremy Pruitt), the Dawgs could easily go 1-2.
Harvey-Clemons wasn’t allowed to travel with the team to the Gator Bowl after he reportedly violated the school’s drug abuse policy for a second time. He had already been suspended for the first game of the season against Clemson after a drug violation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
At Georgia, a second violation of team rules carries with it a four-game suspension, although we feel that he’s lucky not to get kicked off the team.
BOTTOM LINE: Georgia’s defense is considerably weakened by Harvey Clemons’ loss, but really, they should also be looking at the player, who frankly needs to be going to rehab and focussing on his own weaknesses rather than the team’s.
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