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Branden Smith Will Not Be Suspended For Being Arrested On Marijuana Possession

Georgia Bulldogs cornerback Branden Smith was arrested for possessing marijuana back in March will not face any type of suspension. According to university policy a misdemeanor arrest triggers an automatic one-game suspension, but head coach Mark Richt spoke with the media after Saturday's practice and said he had gathered enough information to allow Smith to play.

Smith also talked about what happened immediately after he was arrested and returned to school:

"As soon as possible when I got back to the university I got tested. It was clean. I went to court, got tested, it was clean," Smith said. "So right now I've just moved on. Like I said, I apologize to the university and my family for being at the wrong place at the wrong time."

He also added that "I don't do drugs."

Smith said he just learned about him being able to play and is moving on and glad that this incident is behind him.

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