UPDATED 10:26 a.m. ET: In a press release, Georgia confirmed that wide receiver Sanford Seay and defensive backs Nick Marshall and Chris Sanders have been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules. All three players were freshmen in 2011.
“It’s a privilege to play college football and to be a part of this team and University,” said head coach Mark Richt in statement. “Along with that privilege comes certain responsibilities. Mistakes were made and part of our job is helping them learn from mistakes. Going forward, we are committed to assisting them find opportunities where they can continue their education.”
The post-signing day attrition continues across college football as Georgia has reportedly dismissed at two players from its football program.
Both the Macon Telegraph and Athens Banner-Herald are reporting that wide receiver Sanford Seay has gotten the boot from head coach Mark Richt. The Telegraph reports that, per his high school coach, Seay is off the team for violating unspecified rules after earlier “minor issues with the team”; the Banner-Herald reports that Seay was dismissed after stealing money from another student in a dorm room.
The paper notes that criminal charges aren’t expected to arise from that situation.
The FOX affiliate in Atlanta is also reporting that cornerback Nick Marshall was involved in the same incident as Seay and has been dismissed as well. The television station stated that Seay and Marshall allegedly stole $500 in money and valuables from a teammate.
Both papers subsequently confirmed that Marshall will be dismissed as well. The school has yet to comment on the status of either player.
Seay took a redshirt as a true freshman last season. Marshall played in 13 games in 2011, mainly on special teams.
This is the second off-field incident involving a Georgia player the past two weeks; last month, starting cornerback Sanders Commings was charged with domestic violence and simple battery.