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Saturday, May 9, 2009

It's Official: Wilson, Figgins, Houston Out

From UGA Athletics...

Two University of Georgia football players will incur suspensions due to violation of team rules, according to an announcement Saturday by Bulldog head coach Mark Richt.

Junior tight end Bruce Figgins has received a six-game suspension and redshirt sophomore defensive end Justin Houston has been suspended for two games. A third player, junior wide receiver Tony Wilson, also violated team rules; however, he is in the process of being medically disqualified from competition due to slow recovery from a severe ankle injury originally suffered in the spring of 2008.

"I'm very disappointed in the poor judgment of these players," said UGA head coach Mark Richt. "They'll have to pay an appropriate price and I'm confident they will learn an important lesson from their mistake."


MikeJones said...

Anybody know what they did? Houston looked ready to breakout, hopefully this won't hamper it too much.

Anonymous said...

Yes, what causes a half season suspension when other people have been punished for a lot less for some interesting behavior.

David Hale said...

This is a second offense for Figgins. He broke an apparently minor team rule last year, but was benched for Week 1 (although he did dress, he wasn't allowed to play).

ESPN has reported -- and some of the sources I've talked to -- said all three failed a drug test. I would not even pass that along had ESPN not reported it, and I'm in no way saying that is definitely what happened.

Anonymous said...

Well I heard that Tony Wilson Was arrested after beating his girlfriend. Way to go! How about you take that aggression out on the field and not a defensless girl.

Anonymous said...

Well he did play high school ball with Avery Atkins who was kicked off Florida’s team for domestic violience so it wouldn’t surprise me at all. Doesn’t Tony have a son? That’s bad parenting.