Ty Flournoy-Smith has been advised to transfer out of Georgia by coach Mark Richt, but unfortunately it looks like he may not be finished damaging the Bulldogs’ reputation.
One of the most important pieces of a revamped UGA defense heading into 2013 is starting strong safety Josh Harvey-Clemons. However, Harvey-Clemons may not even be suiting up for the team’s highly-anticipated Week 1 showdown against Clemson after police busted him smoking pot in his dorm with Flournoy-Smith.
The AJC has a full rundown of the incident:
According to UGA Police incident report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday, 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,” which is slang for a using a cigar to smoke marijuana, police said.
The Georgia Athletic Association’s marijuana use policy calls for a suspension from 10-percent of all competition dates for first-time violators. That means missing at least the first game against the Tigers, and possibly more if Richt feels it is necessary to make a statement to his team.
While the young, potential star can still make his presence felt, now he will have to prove to his coaches and his teammates that he will not be a distraction moving forward.