Georgia sophomore defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers has been dismissed from the team after a third arrest for possession of marijuana — all of which came within the last seven months — according to a report from DawgNation.com.
The university’s student-athlete drug policy calls for player dismissal after a third violation. Here’s what coach Kirby Smart had to say of Rivers in an official statement released by the school:
“It’s extremely disappointing,” Smart said. “He’s been given previous opportunities to remain on our football team but continues to exhibit a lack of good judgment and commitment to the standards we require and expect from our players. He’s put himself in a difficult position but we hope he finds a path that will provide some direction in his future.”
Rivers, a former 4-star prospect from the 2015 recruiting class, played in four games as a freshman in 2015, mainly appearing on special teams. He was already facing a three-game suspension to start the 2016 season, due to his first two marijuana arrests last year.