Two UGA defensive starters suspended for bowl game for violation of team rules


It’s that time of the year again when players get suspended for upcoming bowl games for the infamous ‘violation of team rules’.

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Georgia announced two secondary starters in safety Josh Harvey-Clemson and corner Sheldon Dawson are suspended for the Gator Bowl against Nebraska. Harvey-Clemons racked up 66 tackles, third highest on the team, with 5.5 tackles for loss, one INT and two forced fumbles this season, while Dawson started opposite corner Damian Swann against Georgia Tech and recorded 13 tackles on the season.

Georgia’s secondary struggled for the better part of 2013, and they were one of the biggest reasons the defense underachieved again. Now, it gets even tougher without two starters, especially Harvey-Clemons.

This is the second time Harvey-Clemons was suspended this season. He didn’t play against Clemson due to a suspension for a marijuana incident.

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  • The self-inflicted wounds continue.
    To think, some have the nerve to suggest UGA isn’t tough on its football players when it comes to discipline…smh

  • UGA (16-13) 55 % Won from 2001 to 2007 inclusive 7 seasons vs AP Poll Top 25 teams.
    UGA (07-20) 25 % Won from 2008 to 2013 inclusive 6 seasons vs AP Poll Top 25 teams.

    UGA (24-14) 63 % Won from 2001 to 2007 inclusive 7 seasons vs ranked Time of Game
    UGA (12-19) 38 % Won from 2008 to 2013 inclusive 6 seasons vs ranked Time of Game

    Why is Mark Richt winning half as many games 2nd half his career here against ranked teams ?

  • It’s nice to see that there are still some players out there who care only about themselves and not about their teammates. I was getting worried.

  • This is contrary to Spurrier’s comment that noted his preference for playing UGa. early in the year because the Dogs usually had two or three players suspended.

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