Georgia DB, Clemson transfer Derion Kendrick reportedly cleared to play for Week 1
Derion Kendrick is reportedly cleared to play on Sept. 4.
Chip Towers of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kendrick has had unlawful possession of a gun and simple possession of marijuana charges expunged from his record. Kendrick was a member of the Clemson football team when he was arrested in his hometown of Rock Hill, South Carolina, on March 12. Kendrick has now completed a pretrial intervention program in York County Criminal Court, removing the charges from his record.
Kendrick had left the Clemson program and entered the NCAA transfer portal in early March before his arrest. Kendrick is now set to face his former teammates when Georgia plays Clemson on Sept. 4. The Bulldogs will face Clemson in the Duke’s Mayo Classic in Charlotte. Towers writes that the completion of the program “clears the way” for Kendrick to play for Kirby Smart’s squad.
Kendrick was named first-team All-ACC last season, recording 20 tackles (including one for loss), 6 pass breakups, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery. He was named a second-team All-ACC selection in 2019.