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Isaiah Crowell Suspension Wasn't Postponed Due To Florida Game, Says UGA

The University of Georgia issued a statement regarding the allegations that it purposely withheld punishment for a trio of its players until after the victory over Florida. Officially, Georgia suspended leading rusher Isaiah Crowell, and backups Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome for a "violation of team rules". A report suggests that the trio failed some sort of drug test prior to last week's game, but offers no knowledge of when the results of those tests were known. 

Here is the statement from UGA:

Our Athletic Association regulations are strict that competition suspensions, as a result of a violation of team or Athletic Association policies, are immediate and occur at the next scheduled competition.

Thus, Georgia is insisting that, had it known about the team rules violation in advance of the Florida game, the three players would've instead been suspended for that contest.  

For more on Georgia's running back situation, be sure to check out Dawg Sports

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