I never said he should be kicked off the team. I realize that we are all capable of making mistakes, but a DUI is a serious mistake that should result in more than a 1 game suspension. It's not legal to drive drunk no matter how old you are.
You look Hard enough, you will always find it:
Pair suspended over alcohol-related charges
By CARTER STRICKLAND
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 01/20/08
Athens -- The first clear signal the offseason has begun for Georgia football has arrived: Two Bulldogs football players were arrested and jailed early Sunday morning.
This marks the third straight offseason a Georgia player has been arrested in January or February.
University of Georgia police arrested cornerback Donavon Baldwin, 21, for improper driving and driving under the influence at 3:05 a.m. Sunday.
Fullback Fred Munzenmaier, 19, was arrested 34 minutes later by university police for underage possession of alcohol and being a pedestrian walking in the roadway.
Both were booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail and later released on bond -- $750 for Munzenmaier and $2,000 for Baldwin.
Georgia coach Mark Richt has suspended each of the players for at least the opening game against Georgia Southern. They also will have to perform community service and be subject to the university's judicial review process.
"They know better, and I'm disappointed in both of them," said Richt in a released statement. "They will have to pay a price, but it's unfortunate the rest of the team will also have to suffer for their poor judgment."
Baldwin, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., played in eight games primarily as a special teams player. He is expected to be a backup cornerback in 2008.
Munzenmaier, a sophomore from Norcross, played in nine games in 2007. He is expected to be a backup fullback in 2008.
There's only 1 response to that thread....guess who it is? And enjoy the reasoning of the post..... :lick:
Pair Of Bulldogs Suspended For 2008 Season Opener - The University of Georgia Bulldogs
Pair Of Bulldogs Suspended For 2008 Season Opener
ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia redshirt sophomore defensive back Donavon Baldwin and redshirt freshman fullback Fred Munzenmaier have been issued a minimum one game suspension by Bulldog head coach Mark Richt for separate alcohol-related incidents over the weekend.
Both will miss the season opener against Georgia Southern on August 30th and also have been assigned community service and internal discipline according to Richt.
“They know better, and I’m disappointed in both of them,” said Richt. “They will have to pay a price, but it’s unfortunate the rest of the team will also have to suffer for their poor judgment.”
In 2007, Baldwin appeared in eight games with no tackles while Munzenmaier played in 10 games with one rushing attempt for six yards.
Of course Baldwin never played the 2008 season, because he got kicked off the team. But this was only as a result of him getting arrested a 2nd time that same off-season, this time for being involved in a bar-room fight with several other UGA players in July-August. It was in addition to the earlier DUI:
University of Georgia (UGA) Sports*| ajc.com
Mark Richt dismisses 2 UGA players
By CHIP TOWERS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Athens — Two Georgia football players have been dismissed from the team, coach Mark Richt confirmed Wednesday.
Donavon Baldwin, a junior safety, and Walter Hill, a redshirt freshman wide receiver, are no longer with the Bulldogs. Baldwin’s departure was the result of a mutual agreement between him and Richt after the two met recently to discuss his situation. Hill was kicked off because “he didn’t live up to the standards of doing things the Georgia way,” Richt said.
Baldwin was injured in a barroom brawl two days before the opening of preseason camp. He was already suspended for the first game of the season after being convicted of a January DUI
. In response to the brawl, Richt changed Baldwin’s status to indefinitely suspended. He had not practiced with the team since.
“Baldwin and I have talked, and we thought it’d be in his best interest to finish [his career] somewhere else,” Richt said. “Let’s just say he has a better chance of graduating somewhere other than Georgia right now. I hope that’s not intruding on his student rights.”
Hill, who chose football over basketball at Georgia, suffered a broken hand during preseason practices and injured a foot in recent weeks. But neither the injuries nor his indecision over basketball or football were a factor in the decision, according to Richt. The 6-foot-5 Hill was rated the 12th-best basketball prospect in Georgia, according to Rivals.com and originally committed to Bulldogs coach Dennis Felton.
“[Basketball] was not a factor,” Richt said. “I think he’s going to continue on [in football] elsewhere.”
That's Saint Richt for you....amazing how in a certain light, he and ole' Evil Stevil look exactly the same.....