UGA Football

Julian Rochester, Chad Clay return to Georgia's practice

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Defensive lineman Julian Rochester and cornerback Chad Clay were back at Georgia's practice, two days after they were released from jail after being arrested on two felony charges each.

Rochester and Clay were booked on possessing a weapon in a school zone and second-degree criminal damage to property. They were released before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and missed the afternoon's practice.

Head coach Kirby Smart said both players "may be back out there" at Thursday's practice. Smart has yet to announce whether Rochester and Clay will face a suspension, although he said punishment is likely on the way.

"We're not making any rash, run off into making a quick decisions," Smart said on Tuesday. "We've got to see this whole thing through, find everything out, talk to them, get with them and visit with them, so we can't say that yet. Where it was clear-cut on (Jonathan) Ledbetter's deal, it's not as clear cut."

It's still unknown whether the two will play in Saturday's G-Day spring game.

  Comments