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Georgia’s kicker to sit another game

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Or, more precisely, Georgia’s kicker will be suspended for another game.

In early July, Marshall Morgan was — with the aid of helicopter surveillance because he had inner tubes in tow– arrested and charged with boating under the influence.  He ultimately pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanors, although the UGA football program has, for whatever reason, steadfastly declined to discuss Morgan’s status and/or any punitive measures stemming from the arrest.

Morgan was “not available” for the season-opening loss to Clemson, with Patrick Beless assuming the kicking duties.  Presumably, that will again be the case this weekend against South Carolina.

“We probably will because Marshall will not be kicking again for us (this) week,” head coach Mark Richt said during his Monday radio show, when asked if UGA fans would be seeing more of Beless this weekend. “That’s a news flash for the show. How about that?”

Why Richt and/or the football program couldn’t simply announce that Morgan was suspended for the first two games in accordance with university guidelines is unknown.

Last season, Morgan was the Bulldogs’ primary kicker, connecting on eight-of-14 field goal attempts and 63-of-67 extra point tries.  The walk-on Beless went five-for-five on PATs in the loss to the Tigers.

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7 Responses to “Georgia’s kicker to sit another game”
  1. historyofmatt says: Sep 3, 2013 10:01 AM

    You’re really going to sit here and complain about Georgia DISCIPLINING their players, but not spelling it out for you?

    Really?

    While violent sexual predator Jeremy Hill is free to roam Baton Rouge, ready to commit assault (sexual or otherwise) upon anyone who crosses his path?

    Sounds about right.

  2. mogogo1 says: Sep 3, 2013 10:35 AM

    There’s helicopter surveillance looking out for drunk boaters? Cool.

    I’m not following why his punishment wouldn’t just be announced as being X games. Not like anybody is going to game plan for a kicker.

  3. dhardy8207 says: Sep 3, 2013 11:57 AM

    Mogogo says;

    “There’s helicopter surveillance looking out for drunk boaters? Cool”

    Yes unfortunately beer and boats go hand n hand here in the south and it only takes one log to turn a speed boat into a pile of splintered fiber glass.

    As for the UG kicker; sorry son but thats the breaks when you drink and drive. What got me was the mascot’s digs… I mean his own personal fan and ice pillow… he’s got it better than the coaches and players…

  4. woebegong says: Sep 3, 2013 12:54 PM

    Don’t forget that he was also a minor, so that compounds the penalty even further in the eyes of the law. These kids have to be more responsible even at their young age. When they know they are doing something illegal, they need to start growing up and quit that stuff.

  5. floridacock says: Sep 3, 2013 1:14 PM

    What’s the big deal about drinking underage? Manzeil does it, flaunts it , is not held accountable and all everybody talks about is his behavior!

  6. woebegong says: Sep 3, 2013 1:34 PM

    The big deal is Manziel got away with it, and he didn’t. As a Florida fan, you should know that UGA sets the bar higher than 95% of the schools when it comes to punishing misdeeds. Can’t speak for A&M, but it is not really important. He broke the law and he is paying for it. I applaud UGA for enforcing their student conduct rules.

  7. wabbitslayer says: Sep 3, 2013 3:54 PM

    Doesn’t matter who the kicker is when the snapper can’t even get the ball to the holder. 3 points. Good grief.

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