Will Yoder
Tuesday November 1st, 2011

University of Georgia head football coach Mark Richt has suspended three of his running backs from Saturday’s game against New Mexico State, according to ESPN.

Richt did not mention the reason behind the suspensions, only that “[t]hey didn’t do things the Georgia way.”

The three players who will be missing from action are Isaiah Crowell, Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome.

Crowell, a true freshman, is the team’s leading rusher sitting in fifth on the SEC charts with 689 yards on 146 carries.

Thomas is a junior and is the backup to Crowell.  He has 200 yards on 44 carries this season.

Malcome, a redshirt freshman, only appeared in one game this year against Coastal Carolina.

The Bulldog’s second-leading rusher, Richard Samuel, underwent surgery on his ankle he injured last Saturday against the Florida Gators.

Richt has not yet announced who will replace the players.

“We’ll kind of see how it goes, but everybody else who resembles a running back will be competing,” he said.



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