Published May 28, 2013 - 10:28amNEW: Follow on facebook -
One of the most anticipated players making his starting debut for Georgia in 2013 is safety Josh Harvey-Clemons. But there’s a chance he won’t even suit up for the opening game against Clemson.
JHC was implicated in an incident involving marijuana in a Georgia dorm room on May 15th. Also involved in the incident is TE Ty Flournoy-Smith, who was advised to transfer last week by Mark Richt.
Here’s a report from the AJC regarding the incident:
According to UGA Police incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, police were called to Vandiver Hall on River Road at 11:33 p.m. on May 15 after a residence hall assistant detected the odor of marijuana emanating from room number 303. Police knocked on the door and found Harvey-Clemons and Flournoy-Smith inside.
Police were granted consent to search the residence and no marijuana was found. However, Flournoy-Smith and Harvey-Clemons were said to have “exhibited signs of marijuana ingestion” as they had blood-shot eyes and dilated pupils. After questioning, the players admitted they had “smoked a blunt,” which is slang for a using a cigar to smoke marijuana, police said.
UGA’s Police Chief Jimmy Williamson called the Georgia coaching staff to inform them of the incident. According to UGA’s Athletic Association’s marijuana use policy, a first-time incident calls for a suspension of 10 percent of the competition dates. That’s at least a one-game suspension if action is taken.
Josh Harvey-Clemons will be suspended from Georgia’s season opener, Mark Richt tells AJC at SEC spring meetings.
— AJC UGA (@ajcuga) May 28, 2013
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