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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

King suspended two games

Georgia tailback Caleb King has been suspended two games after his Monday morning arrest, the team announced on Tuesday.

King was arrested on a charge of failure-to-appear for a court date in Walton County, after incurring a speeding ticket there in June.

"I expect all our players to take care of their responsibilities on and off the field," head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "When players don't do that it damages the reputation of the player, our team and our university. My goal is for Caleb to learn a lesson and for other players to learn from his experience."

King's suspension is more harsh compared to two other players who were arrested since August. Fellow tailback Washaun Ealey was suspended one game after three misdemeanors stemming from hitting a parked car in Augusts. Freshman Alec Ogletree also got one game after being arrested in relation to the theft of a scooter helmet.

Another freshman, linebackere Demetre Baker, was booted from the team after three charges, including DUI.

King's absence means the Bulldogs could be down to just Ealey and freshman Ken Malcome at tailback, and Malcome has yet to play this season. Carlton Thomas, who has started one game, missed the Tennessee game with a hamstring and his status is day-to-day.

King is Georgia's second-leading rusher this season, and started against Tennessee, a week after rushing for 100 yards at Colorado.

2 comments:

Aaron said...

Well considering this was his second arrest since being on the team, I am glad it is longer than the others.

Also, when Ealey was getting in trouble for basically the same damn thing - didn't it occur to Caleb that he too had a ticket he hadn't taken care of?

Buster said...

Kids are clueless! Especially kids who are coddled athletes! This crap is getting old!