Just a couple of weeks ahead of the start of summer camp, Paul Johnson has whipped out his ban hammer and slammed it into his Georgia Tech roster.
In a release, Tech announced that three players have been dismissed from the football program: redshirt sophomore wide receiver Anthony Autry, redshirt freshman defensive lineman Darius Commissiong and redshirt sophomore defensive end Travin Henry . The dismissals were due to what the school described as violations of the Athletic Association’s student-athlete code of conduct.
Additionally, defensive back Lynn Griffin (pictured) was suspended for the first two games of the 2014 for the same reason. The redshirt sophomore will miss a home game against Wofford and a road trip to face Tulane.
The loss of Griffin will actually have the biggest impact as he played in 12 games last season. In addition to nine tackles during backup secondary duty, Griffin also returned eight kicks for 212 yards.
The other three saw little or no action during their time with the Yellow Jackets.
Autry caught three passes for 117 yards (yes, that’s nearly 40 yards per reception) before missing all of 2013 due to injury. Neither Commissiong nor Henry, who was moved from receiver to the defensive line this spring, played a down for Tech.
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