Georgia Bulldogs‘ safety Josh Harvey-Clemons has been suspended again.
This time, Harvey-Clemons will miss the first three games of the 2014 season, according to Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
At the time, the suspension was for what Georgia called a “violation of team regulations.”
Turns out, there was more to the story.
Since then, however, several persons familiar with the situation have told the AJC that Harvey-Clemons had in fact violated UGA’s marijuana-use policy for a second time and therefore had been issued a four-game suspension, as per the athletic association’s student-athlete disciplinary guidelines. Those guidelines call for the offending student-athlete to be suspended for “not less than 30 percent of the season” for a second offense of the marijuana-use policy. In football, that comes to four games, one of which Harvey-Clemons has already served.
“I wasn’t aware of that,” Woodrow Clemons told the AJC on Thursday. “I’m getting ready to talk to Mike Bobo over at Lowdnes High School right now, but I didn’t know that. If that’s the Georgia policy, then he just has to conform to it.”
Harvey-Clemons was suspended for Georgia’s opener last year, a 38-35 loss to the Clemson Tigers, for admitting to smoking marijuana with former teammate Ty Flournoy-Smith.