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Georgia starting safety Josh Harvey-Clemons suspended for marijuana incident

Bulldogs safety Josh Harvey-Clemons (no. 25) was suspended for the team's season opener against Clemson after a marijuana incident. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Josh Harvey-Clemons, Georgia's starting safety, was suspended for the team's season opener against Clemson, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chip Towers. Harvey-Clemons, a rising sophomore, was implicated for use of marijuana in a dorm room earlier in May; his teammate, tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith, was also involved.

From UGA police incident report, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Police were called to Vandiver Hall on River Road at 11:33 p.m. on May 15 after a residence hall assistant detected the odor of marijuana emanating from room number 303. Police knocked on the door and found Harvey-Clemons and Flournoy-Smith inside.

Police were granted consent to search the residence and no marijuana was found. However, Flournoy-Smith and Harvey-Clemons were said to have "exhibited signs of marijuana ingestion" as they had blood-shot eyes and dilated pupils. After questioning, the players admitted they had "smoked a blunt."

Harvey-Clemons was a five-star prospect when he signed with Georgia and played in all 14 games as a freshman. He had 14 tackles (two solo, 12 assisted).

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