Sep 28, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; LSU Tigers wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) makes a catch with coverage by Georgia Bulldogs safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (25) in the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 44-41. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs dismiss safety Josh Harvey-Clemons from program


The Georgia Bulldogs and head coach Mark Richt are nationally recognized for taking some “stands” against player conduct in the middle of the SEC, and it looks as if Richt has done that once again with one of his top defensive players.

The UGA football program announced that starting safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was dismissed from the team on Tuesday for the always entertaining “violation of team rules”. As noted above by Bulldogs insider Radi Nabulsi, Harvey-Clemons was the team’s 3rd-leading tackler with 38 stops in 11 games last season with 66 total tackles (39 solo), but unfortunately, this wasn’t his first run-in with disciplinary action.

Harvey-Clemons, who was scheduled to be a junior in 2014, was last heard from when he was being unceremoniously suspended for the first 3 games of the 2014 campaign, and this appears to be, at least somewhat, related to that previous issue. New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will have a ton of talent in Athens next season, but he’ll be forced to make a strong debut without of his most talented options in the defensive backfield.

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