Y’all know the offseason drill by now: no news is good news if it relates to your favorite school.
So, yeah. Sorry in advance, Georgia fans.
According to documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bulldogs safety Josh Harvey Clemons was implicated about two weeks ago in a dorm room incident involving the use of marijuana. The report states that police were called to a residence hall after the smell of marijuana was detected coming from a room with Clemons and former UGA tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith inside. (Head coach Mark Richt said last week that Smith would likely transfer to JUCO).
Though no physical evidence of pot was found in a search of the room, and therefore no pot possession charges were filed, a digital scale was found and the two admitted to smoking marijuana.
I know. Terrible.
Richt has not commented on the matter yet. The UGA Athletic Association’s marijuana-use policy says that first-time violators face a suspension of 10 percent of completion dates. That would seemingly translate into a one-game suspension for Clemons — the Aug. 31 opener against Clemson — but that has not been made official.
As a freshman in 2012, Clemons played in all 14 games for the Bulldogs and recorded as many tackles. He is projected to start for UGA this fall.
Updated 1:00 p.m. ET: Mark Richt has broken his brief silence on the Josh Harvey Clemons situation. At SEC spring meetings, Richt confirmed to the AJC that Clemons will be suspended for the Bulldogs’ season opener against Clemson.