HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia fans certainly notice when one of its players gets sacked with a drug-related suspension under the school‚Äôs stringent drug policy.
Coach Mark Richt was asked about a competitive disadvantage that might create.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre not worried about that part of it,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt want our guys to do drugs, OK? I don‚Äôt want my son to do drugs. We‚Äôve got policies that are stronger maybe than some when it comes to the punitive part of it. That‚Äôs kind of what everybody talks about. Georgia ends up suspending their guys a little bit sooner in the policy, which I‚Äôve got no problems with.‚Äù
Safety Josh Harvey-Clemons was twice suspended for violations of Georgia‚Äôs drug policy before he was dismissed this offseason.
Richt said Georgia also educates and offers counseling in an effort to help players.
He hopes it helps them for later in life when they be married or have kids and risk losing a job because of ‚Äúsomething that never got nipped in the bud while they were in their college days.‚Äù