Posted May 28, 2013

Georgia starting safety Josh Harvey-Clemons suspended for marijuana incident


Bulldogs safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (no. 25) was suspended for the team's season opener against Clemson after a marijuana incident. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Josh Harvey-Clemons, Georgia’s starting safety, was suspended for the team’s season opener against Clemson, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chip Towers. Harvey-Clemons, a rising sophomore, was implicated for use of marijuana in a dorm room earlier in May; his teammate, tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith, was also involved.

From UGA police incident report, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Police were called to Vandiver Hall on River Road at 11:33 p.m. on May 15 after a residence hall assistant detected the odor of marijuana emanating from room number 303. Police knocked on the door and found Harvey-Clemons and Flournoy-Smith inside.

Police were granted consent to search the residence and no marijuana was found. However, Flournoy-Smith and Harvey-Clemons were said to have “exhibited signs of marijuana ingestion” as they had blood-shot eyes and dilated pupils. After questioning, the players admitted they had “smoked a blunt.”

Harvey-Clemons was a five-star prospect when he signed with Georgia and played in all 14 games as a freshman. He had 14 tackles (two solo, 12 assisted).


Dwags at it again, leading the nation in players suspended before, during, and after the season. The SEC must be proud.


Thank God they weren't drinking!