Kirby Smart offers update on suspended DE Ledbetter
On Monday, head coach Kirby Smart offered an update on the status of suspended defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter.
The sophomore defender was a big-time recruit coming out of high school. Ledbetter had earned a starting spot this offseason with his play. However, off-the-field issues curtailed his development — leaving him suspended from the program.
According to Smart, Ledbetter will yet again sit out this weekend’s game versus South Carolina. It will mark the sixth-straight game in which he’s been unable to play. This is noteworthy, however.
Ledbetter had been arrested twice for alcohol-related charges — with the initial arrest being dismissed. Georgia has a policy in which two alcohol-related arrests for football players equates to a six-game suspension.
With this in mind, Ledbetter could very well return for the Oct. 15 clash versus Vanderbilt.