“He’s got strong family support and we haven’t given up on him.”

Those of you who are pessimistic enough about the state of the program that it feels good to spread a negative rumor – okay, a rumor with a question mark, as if that makes it more credible – about a Georgia player shouldn’t be surprised if I’m occasionally in the mood to call you out.  So take it away, Woodrow Clemons.

Harvey-Clemons is having to miss the Gator Bowl due to “a violation of team regulations,” according to UGA. It’s the second suspension for the 6-foot-5, 215-pound sophomore from Valdosta. He also had to sit out Georgia’s season-opening game against Clemson after violating the athletic program’s marijuana-use policy.

According to Woodrow Clemons, this time an academic issue has sidelined his grandson. Harvey-Clemons is not expected to miss any other games after this season, he said.

“Yes, but I really don’t want to say anything else about it,” said Mr. Clemons, who is the legal guardian of Harvey-Clemons and his siblings. “I’d rather you get that from Coach Richt. But he’ll be all right after this game.”

I’m not defending JH-C here.  But there’s no reason to make things look worse than they already are, either.  So don’t, unless you’ve got real evidence.

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21 responses to ““He’s got strong family support and we haven’t given up on him.”

  1. Mike Cooley

    This post was a long time coming. When some of my buddies who root for rival teams call ours the most neurotic, pessimistic, fan base in the country, there’s not much I can offer as a counter argument.

  2. They are going to have to let up on this marijuana use. The players can drink, can’t they? We know that is much worse for them over time than weed.

    • Talk to your representative in ATL. What with legality and all.

    • I live in Colorado, where cannabis is legal. I’ll be able to buy it in stores Jan 2. Ain’t true democracy great?

      I agree Joy, that’s what should happen. We both know it won’t. Instead, with the increased availability and popularity of cannabis, there will probably be many more suspensions in the coming years. I just hope it doesn’t cost us an SEC or National Championship. There is no moral victory in suspending a cannabis user.

  3. Joe Schmoe

    It’s interesting to me that the prevailing sentiment is that failing a drug test is worse than having academic issues. I would have said the exact opposite, but that’s just me.

  4. stuckinred

    Ramik is coming back!

  5. Yeah, y’all probably shouldn’t hang him. Although I guess some would say “why ain’t he in jail”