Richt mulling over discipline for 4 accused check double-dippers

While the four Georgia football players who were arrested last week continue to practice, any suspensions coming their way have still yet to be determined, coach Mark Richt said Tuesday night.

“Right now we’re allowing them to continue to work,” Richt said, “and when the discipline is laid out. … There’s some discipline taking place right now, early morning running, things of that nature. But there’s more to come. I’m just thinking it real good.”

Safety Tray Matthews, defensive end James DeLoach, defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor and receiver Uriah LeMay were each charged last week with multiple counts of theft by deception for “double-dipping” student tuition checks.

Richt said he’s not “putting anything out of the realm of possibility” with their discipline including dismissal.

Richt did address the status of two other players who were arrested since late October.

On wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, Richt asked reporters Tuesday: “What do you know about Justin?”

Reminded about his Oct. 30 arrest for possession of marijuana, Richt said: “Is that what he had? We’ll stay with our policies on that.”

Georgia athletic association policy calls for a suspension of 10 percent of the season or one game in football for a first offense of its drug policy. Scott-Wesley is coming back from a torn ACL sustained in October.

As expected, Richt said cornerback Shaq Wiggins won’t face a suspension for his Jan. 12 arrest for driving on a suspended license.

“No, there’s not going to be anything on Shaq’s deal,” Richt said.

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