UGA All-American safety Bacarri Rambo and starting linebacker Alec Ogletree will each be suspended 2-4 games to start the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, according to a report by DawgPost.com.
Rambo and Ogletree will join two other Dawg defenders that will miss a couple of games. Georgia opens the season on Sept. 1 at home vs. Buffalo and then has a big road test on Sept. 8 against new SEC member Missouri.
Back in January, cornerback Sanders Commings was arrested for domestic violence/battery for allegedly striking a female who lived with him. Sanders was subsequently suspended two games by head coach Mark Richt.
Then cornerback Branden Smith was arrested in Alabama on the way to Panama City Beach for possession of marijuana. No suspension has been announced yet for Smith. He has hired an attorney and could fight the charges.
The suspensions further deplete a Georgia team that has high expectations for the 2012 season. It’s only late March and the Bulldogs will likely be short three starters and a top reserve on defense for at least the first two games of the season.
Rambo’s suspension could be four games if his violation is deemed a second and repeat offense. He also missed Georgia’s 2011 opener against Boise State for a violation of team rules. Ogletree sat out the 2010 opener when he was charged with stealing a bike helmet on campus.
Several outlets have unsuccessfully tried to confirm the suspensions of Rambo and Smith with head coach Mark Richt and spokesman Claude Felton. Athletics director Greg McGarity was reached by UGASports.com and he said “no comment.”
- 2012 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule
- 2012 Georgia Bulldogs Football Roster
- Branden Smith arrested for possession of marijuana
- Sanders Commings suspended for two games