September 3, 2012

Was an appeal made?



While it remains to be seen if any of Georgia's currently suspended players will be available for Saturday night's game at Missouri, Bulldog athletic director Greg McGarity did confirm to UGASports.com that there has been one appeal.

Although McGarity would not specify whom, he did say that one of three players from a group that includes Bacarri Rambo, Sanders Commings and Alec Ogletree, have in fact gone through the appeals process.

"That's really all I can say," said McGarity, who declined to comment further.

When asked if any of Georgia's current suspended players planned to appeal once classes resume on Tuesday, McGarity said "not to my knowledge."

Commings, along with linebacker Chase Vasser, are suspended for the first two games.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt confirmed after Saturday's 45-23 win over Buffalo that Rambo and Ogletree were in fact held out due to a suspension, although he declined how many more games the pair may have to sit out.

"We'll know when the time comes," Richt said.

According to the UGA student athlete handbook, individuals who test positive under the terms of the UGAA Substance Abuse Policy are entitled to and may request a hearing with the Appeals Committee prior to the imposition of any sanction. The Appeals Committee will be chaired by the Associate Athletic Director - Sports Medicine and composed of the Director of Athletics (or designee), Executive 27 Associate Athletic Director, Head Team Physician, Substance Abuse Policy Administrator and the appropriate substance abuse counselor(s).