Originally created 08/17/99

Georgia Tech suspensions



ATLANTA -- Two Georgia Tech football players have been suspended because of conduct "detrimental to the Tech football program," coach George O'Leary said Monday.

O'Leary would not elaborate on the offenses of the two players, but said quarterback Jermaine Crenshaw, a redshirt freshman quarterback, would miss the first three games and defensive back Troy Tolbert, a junior cornerback, will miss the first two games, against Navy and Florida State. The third game is against Central Florida.

Crenshaw was competing for the No. 2 quarterback slot behind Joe Hamilton, while Tolbert was competing for a starting position.

O'Leary said the suspensions were not drug-related. Both players will continue to practice with the team, he said.