Georgia Dealing With Non-football Issues

Georgia Dealing With Non-football Issues
Darius Dewberry

Georgia Dealing With Non-football Issues

Last week Georgia coach Mark Richt suspended linebacker Darius Dewberry for the Bulldogs' first two games for his role in an incident at an Athens-area hospital. Dewberry was the fifth Bulldog player suspended for Georgia’s opener on Aug 30th.  Dewberry destroyed hospital property because he was upset about an injury to a teammate.

Pattern Starting to Emerge?

    In this day and age it is not uncommon for major college football teams to suspend multiple players at the beginning of the season. With 85 college students on scholarship it is unlikely that all of them will go through the 9 month offseason without at least one incident worthy of a suspension.

What is the Solution?

    The question is; are schools like Georgia and Penn State doing enough to deal with these incidents? Suspending students for cupcake games at the beginning of the season makes a public statement, but does it get through to these kids?

    Too often colleges coddle them and try to protect them from the normal rules that apply to the rest of us. Georgia is not doing that with Dewberry, he is serving community service for his mistake and coach Richt made the right move by making him ride the pine for two games.

BrutusReport.com
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