An update on Georgia's players facing discipline

semerson@macon.comMarch 25, 2014 

Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins (6) and receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (86).

CHRIS COLLINS

ATHENS - Cornerback Shaq Wiggins will not be suspended for his January arrest on traffic charges, while four other players arrested last week remain in limbo.

That was the news from Georgia head coach Mark Richt on Tuesday, eight days after three defensive players (Tray Matthews, John Taylor and James DeLoach) and receiver Uriah LeMay were arrested on charges of double-dipping stipends from UGA.

The four players have continued to practice this spring, but Richt would not say that means they have escaped the possibility of dismissal.

“I’m not putting anything out of the realm of possibility," Richt saaid. "Right now we’re allowing them to continue to work and when the discipline is laid out … There’s some discipline taking place right now, early morning running things of that nature. But there’s more to come. I’m just thinking through it real good.”

Wiggins, however, will not have to miss any games because of his arrest in January for driving with a suspended license.

“No, there’s not going to be anything on Shaq’s deal," Richt said.

As for receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, arrested last October for marijuana possession, Richt is remaining coy, as he has with almost every player who has run afoul of UGA's student-athlete drug policy. The policy stipulates one game for the first violation, and four for the second one. Scott-Wesley has no other known previous violations.

"We'll stay with our policies on that," Richt said, leaving it at that.

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