Kirby Smart addresses Georgia WR Riley Ridley's recent arrest, announces punishment
Following his arrest earlier this month, Georgia sophomore receiver Riley Ridley will face “internal discipline” according to Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during his press conference on Tuesday. Smart said that he was disappointed in Ridley, but did not specify the punishment he would receive or his role on the team going into spring.
Kirby Smart: Roquan Smith unlikely to play this spring. Riley Ridley to receive "internal discipline" following recent arrest.
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“He’ll receive internal discipline,” Smart said during his press conference. “I’ll say this, we are very disappointed in his decision and do not condone that behavior and I think Riley is going to learn a value lesson from this mistake.”
Ridley, entering his sophomore season with the Bulldogs, recorded 12 catches and 238 receiving yards as a true freshman last year — including the late fourth quarterback touchdown against Tennessee that nearly sealed a win for the Bulldogs. The four-star recruit from 2015 factors in to be a solid contributor in the Georgia receiving game following the departure of leading receiver Isaiah Mckenzie, but he will have to work his way onto the field first.