Josh Harvey-Clemons: Georgia Safety "Smoked a Blunt," Could Miss Games Against Clemson, South Carolina and LSU [UPDATE]


Sweet lovers love the Spring. So do teams slated to play Georgia in the first few weeks of the season. The Bulldogs’ starting strong safety, Josh Harvey-Clemons, who once made his church a recruiting battleground, faces a possible suspension after a totally not-cool RA alerted the police after smelling marijuana emanating from his dorm room. Harvey-Clemons and former teammate Ty Flournoy-Smith admitted they “smoked a blunt.”

Police were granted consent to search the residence and no marijuana was found. However, Flournoy-Smith and Harvey-Clemons were said to have “exhibited signs of marijuana ingestion” as they had blood-shot eyes and dilated pupils. After questioning, the players admitted they had “smoked a blunt,” which is slang for a using a cigar to smoke marijuana, police said.

During the search, police found a digital scale in one of Flournoy-Smith drawers was and a plastic bag was located in a bathroom trash can that contained “a barely visible flake of possible marijuana.” Police advised the two players there was “no physical evidence to support prosecution” on marijuana possession charges. However, they were told the incident would be documented and turned over to the UGA’s Office of Student Conduct.

Georgia stars Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo were suspended for the first four games of 2012, after failing off-season drug tests. Georgia opens the season against Clemson and South Carolina. Their fourth game is against LSU.

[UPDATE: Richt tells the AJC that Harvey-Clemons will be suspended for the season opener against Clemson.]

[Photo via USA Today Sports]

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