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Isaiah Crowell Suspension: Mark Richt On Timing And Replacements

Georgia head football coach Mark Richt responded Tuesday to the many criticisms of the convenient timing of the one-game suspensions of RB's Isaiah Crowell, Carlton Thomas and Ken Malcome for an "undisclosed violation of team rules" the week after the Bulldogs game against Florida:

"My response is that we've always had the utmost integrity in everything we do. We have policies in place in our Athletic Association that we follow to the T. That's the case here. It's been the case since I've been here at Georgia. So we all know we do our business the way it should be done, and we do it with integrity.

"People who make comments who don't know probably shouldn't, quite frankly, because they don't know. I'd be able to prove 100 percent that they're wrong, but I'm not going to spend the time doing that.

"But the bottom-line is we have rules and we follow them to the T with the utmost integrity in how we go about our business. That's how we've tried to build this program since the day I got here, and we're not going to change for any reason."

In that case, Richt definitely got lucky, as 3-5 New Mexico State is unlikely to give Georgia as much trouble as the Gators.

He indicated that freshmen RB Brandon Harton, who has 11 carries for 33 yards, will likely get the majority of the carries against the Aggies. Another freshmen RB, Kyle Karampelis, is likely to see time as well.

Richt also said that two Bulldog CB's -- Branden Smith and Brandon Boykin -- who have gotten carries this year might also see more time on offense this week.

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