ATHENS - Josh Harvey-Clemons is suspended for Georgia's season opener again. And it doesn't stop there this time.
Harvey-Clemons will miss the first three games of the 2014 season as part of a four-game suspension for a violation of the UGA student-athlete drug policy, according to a source, confirming a story first reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday.
The first game of the suspension was the Gator Bowl, when Harvey-Clemons was out for what the team called a "violation of team regulations.'
When head coach Mark Richt was asked on Dec. 26 if Harvey-Clemons would be available for the start of next season, he declined comment, saying he only wanted to comment on "the players who are here."
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Sophomore cornerback Sheldon Dawson was also suspended for the Gator Bowl, for the same official explanation of a violation of team regulations.
Harvey-Clemons was suspended for last year's season opener at Clemson because of a first violation of the student-athlete drug policy.
The safety from Valdosta was Georgia's third-leading tackler this year, and had one interception. He was the team's first-team strong safety in the base defense, but played just as often at the star position, a hybrid of safety and outside linebacker.
New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt is expected to evaluate the personnel and could choose to use Harvey-Clemons differently. But he apparently will not have the former five-star recruit available the first quarter of the regular season.