The Kolton Houston case again is in the forefront this week with ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” featuring his story on Sunday at 9 a.m.
I checked with the Georgia offensive lineman this week on if there have been any recent developments. His response: “Still same situation.”
Athletic director Greg McGarity and coach Mark Richt on Wednesday didn’t have anything new to report either.
“No, not that I know of,” Richt said.
We touched on Houston’s case once again before spring practice. The NCAA ruled him ineligible for testing positive for a performance enhancing substance and he has not hit an appropriate threshold that would restore his eligibility.
Georgia maintains Houston was unknowingly given a substance banned by the NCAA–the anabolic steroid Norandrolone–after sustaining shoulder injuries playing for Buford High School.
Richt said again Wednesday that he doesn’t view Houston’s eligibility as a “dead issue.”
“I imagine it’s either meeting the threshold or getting some kind of waiver,” Richt said. “One or the other. I think we’ve been able to prove there is no physical advantage that he has at such a low level and there’s never been any kind of re-use or anything that’s spiked it up to make them think he’s doing something since high school. It’s been three years or whatever. Hopefully it will come out good for him.”
Richt said he has not seen the OTL report ahead of time, but did view the short preview.
“I got the gist of what it’s about,” Richt said. “I don’t really know what’s going to come of it. I’m interested to video it myself.”
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