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Georgia gives the boot to Josh Harvey-Clemons

Josh Harvey-Clemons AP

A career that featured plenty of downs to go with the ups has come to an end for Josh Harvey-Clemons, at least at Georgia.

In a very brief statement released Tuesday afternoon, UGA announced that the sophomore defensive back has been dismissed from the football program.  The only reason given was, of course, a violation of unspecified team rules.

In mid-January, and amidst rumors that he had been dismissed, it was announced that Harvey-Clemons had been suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season.  While the stated reason was again the standard team rules violations, it was subsequently reported that the defensive back had twice violated the school’s drug policy, triggering the automatic suspension.

Prior to the Gator Bowl, head coach Mark Richt confirmed in late December of last year that Harvey-Clemons had been suspended for the postseason game.  Additionally, Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the 2013 opener following a marijuana-related incident in the offseason.

When not receiving his mail in Richt’s doghouse, Harvey-Clemons was one of the Bulldogs’ top players on the defensive side of the ball, finishing the 2013 season third in tackles.

Harvey-Clemons was a heralded five-star member of UGA’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No.2 athlete and the No. 31 player at any position in the country.

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19 Responses to “Georgia gives the boot to Josh Harvey-Clemons”
  1. mydixienormus says: Feb 18, 2014 3:30 PM

    I thought weed wasn’t addictive???

    He must really like it!

  2. chc4 says: Feb 18, 2014 4:00 PM

    Some of these guys are just so dumb.

  3. wadaea says: Feb 18, 2014 4:09 PM

    I hope he know the phrase “would you like fries with that”

  4. jonkybon says: Feb 18, 2014 4:33 PM

    Harvey-Clemons will likely begin play at SC in the fall where the only drug and alcohol policies instituted by Slurrier is consume, consume and consume some more.

  5. woebegong says: Feb 18, 2014 4:42 PM

    The kid had a promising career, but he has acted so immature, he just isn’t worth the baby sitting effort that had to be put into keeping him, becoming his own worst enemy.
    He lost his parents and was raised by a pretty strict grand father, and I think from the day he started college, he went kind of wild. I am sure somebody will take a chance on him, most likely in the SEC, as he does have a ton of talent. If he doesn’t grow up though, he will be just a big a problem to his next team as he turned out to be for UGA.
    I hope he does straighten himself up though and I wish him a good future, but I fear he may be more trouble than he is worth at the moment.

  6. stoicpaisano says: Feb 18, 2014 4:55 PM

    Valdosta State will prove to Harvey-Clemons you can go home again.

  7. thraiderskin says: Feb 18, 2014 5:04 PM

    Its too bad that marijuana was more important to him than the chance to play for Georgia. While I understand that pot will be legalized in time, it isn’t legal right now in the state of Georgia. It really is a waste to have all the talent and not appreciate it enough to not do certain things

  8. imaduffer says: Feb 18, 2014 5:24 PM

    He’ll go to an FCS school for a year and then be drafted by Alabama.

  9. jets12 says: Feb 18, 2014 5:40 PM

    And jonkybon will continue to make stupid comments and then make more and more and more.

  10. afrancis55 says: Feb 18, 2014 5:55 PM

    Auburn fans will always be grateful for the part Josh Harvey Clemons played in Ricardo Louis’ touchdown catch 😃

    War Eagle!

  11. irishdodger says: Feb 18, 2014 7:24 PM

    Another fatherless phenom w/ learning disabilities I presume?

  12. tigersdawgs says: Feb 18, 2014 8:02 PM

    Is he transfering to Colorado?

  13. wabbitslayer says: Feb 18, 2014 8:50 PM

    Auburn probably has a scholarship waiting for him. He’s already proven to be worth at least one win a year for them.

  14. onlyoneleft says: Feb 18, 2014 9:27 PM

    “Harvey-Clemons will likely begin play at SC in the fall where the only drug and alcohol policies instituted by Slurrier is consume, consume and consume some more.” That old drunk will have no qualms about accepting him.

  15. Romulus says: Feb 19, 2014 1:12 AM

    Typical Georgia off-season.

  16. patriottony says: Feb 19, 2014 5:15 AM

    Steve Slurrier,,is only in SC becasue he lasted one year in the NFL. Of all the SEC teams, the chickens have the worst stadium, in the worst location (run down industrial mill area),,nothing around the stadium except a bojangles. Funny tho, they bought out a chicken business to make a parking lot. This kid will fit right in with spurrier,,,who has significant discipline issues on his team…

  17. jonkybon says: Feb 19, 2014 9:20 AM

    For an information update: Harvey-Clemons had dinner last night in Cootlumbia with a couple of the Jailcock coaches. Apparantly Slurrier still has ties to the Whitney, where H-C stayed last night.

  18. dhardy8207 says: Feb 19, 2014 11:21 AM

    It is unfortunate that;

    1) Pot is illegal
    2) there our correction systems are overburdened with pot offenders.
    3) that some of these young men don’t understand that punishment is magnified when you’re a player with lots to lose.

    Hopefully he’ll get it together and realize that in order to yield high results and reach the next level, you must conform to higher standards.

  19. jets12 says: Feb 19, 2014 7:08 PM

    Ah yes, some things are so predictable. Don’t like to say I told you so but I told you so. Stupid comments. Stay tuned for more. He just can’t help himself.

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