Reports: Harvey-Clemons could face one-game marijuana suspension

May 28, 2013 

Georgia safety Josh Harvey-Clemons, one of the key players on the team's young defense, was involved in a dorm incident earlier this month that puts his status in jeopardy for the season opener at Clemson.

UGA police were called to the dorm residence of Harvey-Clemons and then-teammate Ty Flournoy-Smith on the night of May 14, according to a story on Dawgs247.com. The police had been notified by a member of the housing staff of the odor of marijuana.

No marijuana was found, and no charges were filed.

"There was the odor of marijuana, and they did admit to having smoked it earlier," UGA police spokesman Eric Dellinger said, according to Dawgs247.com. "Based on those circumstances, we don't typically make criminal charges. So the case was exceptionally cleared based on the violation, and it was referred over to judicial programs."

Flournoy-Smith, a sophomore tight end, has since transferred, with head coach Mark Richt saying Flournoy-Smith had a chance to eventually return to the team.

UGA has said nothing about Harvey-Clemons' status. The first violation of UGA's student-athlete drug policy results in the suspension for one game in football. It's unclear whether that would happen in this case, and typically the team has not confirmed drug suspensions until they were over.

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