Richt suspends two, boots another for rules violations

Saturday, May 9, 2009 5:43 PM
Last updated 6:11 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- A quiet offseason for the Georgia football program was interrupted with the announcement today by coach Mark Richt that two players have been suspended for violating unspecified team rules and a third player is off the team after also breaking rules.

Junior tight end Bruce Figgins is suspended six games and sophomore defensive end Justin Houston is suspended for two games.

Junior receiver Tony Wilson is taking a medical disqualification, avoiding suspension.

Richt didn’t disclose what the players did to warrant suspension, but ESPN reported Friday, citing a “Georgia staff member”, that Figgins failed a drug test. That triggers an automatic suspension of 50 percent of a season, according to Athletic Association policy.


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