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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Boling Suspension Reduced

Georgia offensive lineman Clint Boling will be suspended for just one game, the school announced Thursday, after driving under the influence charges stemming from a May arrest were reduced.

Boling, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Alpharetta on May 14, was originally suspended for two games. The sophomore pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving last Thursday, however, and head coach Mark Richt cut the suspension in half.

With the change in the charges and the attitude that Clint has demonstrated, I have reevaluated his situation and decided on the one-game suspension as a fair penalty, Richt said in statement issued by the school. Clint has been remorseful and proactive in handling all his responsibilities in a mature manner with a good attitude. He s learned a strong lesson that I m sure will serve him well from here on.

As a true freshman, Boling appeared in all 13 Bulldogs games last season, including 11 starts. His suspension will keep him out of action for Georgia s Aug. 30 opener against Georgia Southern.

Last week, Richt also informed media that, unless further developments occurred, there would be no suspensions for offensive linemen Justin Anderson and Trinton Sturdivant, who were also involved in recent arrests.

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