One of Georgia’s top defensive players and a top newcomer missed practice time Monday because of injuries.
First-team All-Southeastern Conference pick Ramik Wilson wasn’t dressed out for practice. The senior inside linebacker, who had 133 tackles last season, sat under the trainer’s shed watching during a portion of the media viewing period, but his specific injury was unclear.
A Georgia spokesman said information about what kept Wilson from practicing will be available Tuesday.
Trainers were also called over early in practice to the secondary area to attend to junior college transfer cornerback Shattle Fenteng. He left with director of sports medicine Ron Courson because of an apparent hand injury. No information was provided on his injury either.
MIAMI: Freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen has been suspended for Miami’s opener Sept. 1 at Louisville.
The Miami Herald and WQAM Radio in Miami reported that Olsen has been suspended for a failed drug test.
If Olsen is indeed out for the opener, the Hurricanes would be down to their third option at quarterback.
LOUISIANA STATE: Junior safety Jalen Mills has been reinstated to the team after his charge of second-degree battery was reduced to misdemeanor simple battery.
Mills, who has been a two-year starter, allegedly punched a woman near his apartment last May. After his arrest in June, LSU coach Les Miles suspended Mills.
TENNESSEE: Coach Butch Jones isn’t allowing his players to speak to the media until they improve their practice performance.
Jones canceled a scheduled post-practice media session with nine players Monday and said he’d be the only team representative speaking with reporters. Jones said players would speak again when they “earn the right to talk to the media.”
California: Attorneys representing the family of former player Ted Agu are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California.
Agu died following an offseason training run Feb. 7. Los Angeles-based firm Panish, Shea & Boyle said in a news release Monday that Cal’s training staff took too long to respond to Agu’s symptoms of “extreme fatigue” during the run.
A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday at the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland to announce the suit.