Athens - Josh Harvey-Clemons finally ran out of rope.
The Georgia Bulldogs dismissed the star defensive player on Tuesday for an undisclosed violation of team rules. A sophomore safety from Valdosta, Harvey-Clemons was already in the midst of a four-game suspension for a second violation of UGA’s marijuana-use policy. A third offense calls for “permanent suspension and scholarship termination,” according to the athletic association’s student-athlete handbook.
Georgia did not specify the reason in a two-sentence announcement released by the school via email Tuesday afternoon.
A 5-star recruit signee out of Lowndes, Harvey-Clemons, started all 11 games he played in this past season and was the Bulldogs’ third-leading tackler with 66 stops. He missed the first game and last game of the year due to suspensions. He missed the Gator Bowl as the first of a four-game suspension for a second-strike of the marijuana policy.
Harvey-Clemons’ first marijuana run-in came a year ago when he admitted to police he had been smoking pot in a dorm room with teammate Ty Flournoy-Smith. Neither player was arrested but Flournoy-Smith, who had already had an arrest on his record, was dismissed from the team.
A rising junior, Harvey-Clemons could resume his career elsewhere but would have to sit out one season at another FBS school. He could also sit out next season and enter the NFL draft.
More details to come as they become available