Georgia starting safety Josh Harvey-Clemons suspended for marijuana incident
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).