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UGA LB suspended for first two games of season

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And Georgia’s offseason from hell continues — well, except for the preseason love the Bulldogs are getting.

On the same day that Mark Richt said right tackle Kolton Houston had been ruled ineligible for the 2012 season due to a banned substance issue, he announced that outside linebacker Chase Vasser would be missing some time this year as well.

Specifically, Vasser has been suspended for the first two games of the season against Buffalo and Missouri. The junior was arrested back in May and charged with driving under the influence and driving in an improper lane. Vasser has a court appearance on Aug. 21.

Vasser started three games last season and appeared in 12, making 16 total tackles. He was projected to compete for the starting outside linebacker job this fall.

(Hat tip: Athens Banner-Herald)

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15 Responses to “UGA LB suspended for first two games of season”
  1. foreverlsu says: Aug 2, 2012 7:22 PM

    Spurrier right again about UGA suspensions.

  2. woebegong says: Aug 2, 2012 8:47 PM

    Foreverlsu,

    There will not be any suspensions by the 6th game of the year when they meet. That worries him or he wouldn’t have mentioned it. He basically admits he would rather play a team when they have suspensions than face a fully loaded squad. I think that would worry me, if I looked at it objectively.

  3. normtide says: Aug 3, 2012 8:05 AM

    UGA should always be right there with Bama and LSU. A very talent rich state, and a huge border and rivalry with florida. The dawgs have as much talent as the tigers or the tide. Plus, they play in the east, and should dominate it. Personally, I think it is Richt. A great man does not mean a great coach.

  4. latchbeam says: Aug 3, 2012 1:26 PM

    In Auburn and Miami he would have been suspended for 2 practices.

  5. woebegong says: Aug 3, 2012 1:36 PM

    It would have never have been known at those 2 universities. UGA makes the players pay for their stupid mistakes.

  6. foreverlsu says: Aug 3, 2012 3:10 PM

    Perhaps Mark Richt should start looking at the character of the players he recruits before he signs them if he wants to break this trend. UGA fans give Richt credit for no nonsense policy but maybe it needs to start with his recruiting.

  7. psiddle says: Aug 3, 2012 3:57 PM

    Spurrier has UGa. pegged!

  8. onbucky96 says: Aug 3, 2012 5:15 PM

    Ah, more suspensions in the SEC. College Football must be right around the corner.

  9. woebegong says: Aug 3, 2012 5:40 PM

    So, I take it that Les Miles wouldn’t consider Crowell when about 45 other colleges wanted him then. CMR has strict policies, that don’t include such policies, of after the third offense for drugs, the player is suspended for 1 game. Guess whose policy that is?

  10. leywhite says: Aug 3, 2012 6:09 PM

    For woebegone and latchbeam. Why is it you have to throw mud at other schools? Do they his prove you wrong every time? I don’t follow Miami but Auburn suspended its best running back and eventually removed him from their roster and they kicked their future QB off the team for public intoxication. Now I do remember Richt only suspended players for the beginning of the season for doing the very same thing. Seems like its GA who would suspend them for 2 practices.

  11. foreverlsu says: Aug 3, 2012 7:35 PM

    That may be true woebegong but how do you explain the other 45 arrests and suspensions. If you’re denying that UGA has not had enough of these to consider it a problem, you’re in denial.

  12. woebegong says: Aug 4, 2012 5:04 AM

    The great majority of what you cite are suspensions based on UGA’s strict code of conduct. If LSU had that same strict code, how many suspensions would they have? How about a lot of schools that simply hide transgressions and don’t even punish a player for the same things that UGA suspends a kid for. Even after the kid is cited by the law enforcement, 9/10ths of the SEC and a lot of the NCAA schools, punish them at the very penalty they have to give them, if at all.

  13. woebegong says: Aug 4, 2012 5:08 AM

    All you have to do is cite specific examples. This article shows you what UGA does. Google Yahoo sports, and they did a report of the 10 toughest schools on disciplining players and UGA is listed in the top 5, with another SEC school, Kentucky.

  14. woebegong says: Aug 4, 2012 6:02 AM

    I didn’t adequate address your comment, and since you did throw out two names, it is obvious that you don’t know much about the individuals or schools.
    Dyer has been kicked off of his second team now, an FCS team for numerous violations, and was kicked off of Auburn’s team for the same thing.
    The Miami kid you cite has also had numerous problems, and Miami is embroiled in a large scandal involving money from a man now serving 20 years for embezzling over 100 million. This young man you point out was cited as having allegedly benefited from this incident and Miami has to maintain a stricter policy, only because they are now awaiting some severe penalties for the involvement in this mess.
    I never mentioned anybody or any school specifically until others such as yourself started pointing out those specifics. All you need to do is research a little and there is numerous incidences to support my position, and disprove yours.
    I am just glad, or at least I hope you are not a defense lawyer by career choice, because your client would be in jail, citing cases such as you do.

  15. woebegong says: Aug 4, 2012 6:36 AM

    I think if I were you, I would be the last fan of a school, that would complain about UGA suspensions, since if memory serves me correctly, your starting QB, is one of those arrest and suspensions from UGA. He was kicked off the team after being arrested for sexual molestation. I guess in this case, he was good enough for you, but it is terrible that he was kicked off of a UGA team, for such a petty thing as that.
    Crowell, will be ready to move back up[ to FBS football in 2013. perhaps you might like him as well.

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