The Georgia Bulldogs certainly have the talent to be ranked No.1 in the preseason and be in good shape to reach the BCS National Championship.
But the behavior of some players could derail a potentially magical season. Georgia has had eight players getting arrested this year, and six suspended. The latest suspension came after an incident this weekend, and all the off-field news was addressed today by Georgia head coach Mark Richt.
"It’s embarrassing,'' Richt said.
He didn't deny either about it being a distraction.
"There is no way you can say it hasn’t been a distraction because it has been,'' he said. "Again we have to realize that it’s not every guy on that team. The ones who have misbehaved are paying a price for it. It’s not like it didn’t happen. There has been some discipline for it. Everyone who has reached my threshold for their behavior have been dismissed or suspended and possibly will be dismissed."
Richt said each incident is dealt with specifically. Players who have been in trouble get another chance, but if changes aren't made, they're let go.
"Say what you want but we are still in the business of educating young people to learn how to live life and get their degree and move forward,'' he said. "That is my focus and that is my job. That’s what I’m doing in a very organized and meticulous way. We’ve had more issues than what I would like to deal with in any given off-season. I’m not so stubborn that I’m not going to be open to other ideas. We will be open to ways of making sure we do a better job."