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.