Safety Harvey-Clemons suspended first three games of 2014 season

Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons will miss the first three games of next season as part of a suspension, according to a team source.

The reason was not disclosed, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the rising junior is serving out a four-game suspension for a second positive marijuana test.

A Georgia spokesman declined to comment, saying “there is no information or comment at this time.”

Harvey-Clemons already was suspended for the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl along with cornerback Sheldon Dawson for what the school said at the time was a “violation of team regulations.” Georgia’s drug testing policy calls for a four-game suspension in football for a second violation.

Harvey-Clemons’ grandfather, Woodrow Clemons, had told the AJC last month that an “academic issue,” was behind the suspension. Coach Mark Richt did not provide the specific reason behind the suspension after it was announced.

Harvey-Clemons, from Valdotsa, had one interception last season and was third on the team in tackles with 66.

Georgia’s first three games next season are against Clemson, South Carolina and Troy.

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