Georgia Regents player Devon Wright-Nelson suspended for three games

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 5:43 PM
Last updated 8:13 PM

Georgia Regents' Devon Wright-Nelson (right) will sit out the first three games for his role in a downtown Augusta fight.  JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/FILE
Georgia Regents' Devon Wright-Nelson (right) will sit out the first three games for his role in a downtown Augusta fight.

Georgia Regents basketball player Devon Wright-Nelson was issued a three-game suspension following his role in a weekend fight in downtown Augusta.

The Jaguars junior forward was reprimanded by the school following his arrest 1 a.m. Sunday on a charge of disorderly conduct. Wright-Nelson was involved in a fight near the intersection of Seventh and Broad streets, and he was later booked into the Augusta-Richmond County jail.

According to a statement released by the school late Wednesday afternoon, coach Dip Metress said the suspension was for Wright-Nelson’s failure to adhere to the standards of the program.

“We have certain expectations within our program that everyone associated with our program has to meet on a daily basis,” Metress said in the statement.

The 21-year-old Wright-Nelson will miss the Jaguars’ opener against Tusculum at 7 p.m. Saturday at home as well as Sunday’s 4 p.m. game against Anderson. He also will sit out Georgia Regents’ game Nov. 16 at Bowie State.

Wright-Nelson was named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year after leading the Jaguars with a 14.2 scoring average on 50 percent shooting. Last year, Wright-Nelson was second in scoring (11.9) on 43 percent shooting and was third in rebounding (7.0).

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WagerLine 11/06/13 - 09:06 pm
Mistakes happen

He made a mistake and now he's realizing the consequences. I'm glad Coach Metress set an example for the team. Hopefully this is just a blip in Nelson's life and he's able to focus on his opportunity to obtain a (mostly) free education. I wish more football programs took this attitude since it would a build a stronger team and individual.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/07/13 - 07:34 am

I think all college programs should be more strict. One- they should be required to take public speaking so that when they happen to be interviewed on network television they don't sound like they just fell out of the projects or hay wagon. Two- a minor misdemeanor will get you a shor suspension a second one will get your scholarship revoked. Too many bad examples and apples are walking through life acting like thugs on a free ride.

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