That quote is very good. It sends a very positive message to all his players. Good for the Coach. By the way, I'd have gladly taken the hit in the chin had Mizzou prevailed last Saturday. Just sayin.
After serving two-game suspensions, Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings and linebacker Chase Vasser are returning to the Bulldog team. Both players were arrested during the offseason and received their suspensions as a result. Now they are — in the words of Vasser — “free.”
According to The Macon Telegraph, Commings will likely step right back into the starting lineup, but Vasser’s suspension “might have cost him a starting spot at outside linebacker.” (The suspension status of starting inside linebacker Alec Ogletree and starting safety Bacarri Rambo is still unknown, but it’s been reported both players will likely sit for two more games.)
Vasser was arrested for a DUI. Commings was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, but his issues were later settled. Richt still chose to suspend him for two games. According to the coach:
“He needed to be disciplined for what he did. It’s one thing to miss a game, and that hurts them. They don’t like it, but also part of the punishment is what you have to live with as a person because of all the attention that it gets. You have to look your parents in the eye, you have to look your teammates and coaches in the eye, you have to go to class. There is a lot of embarrassment to what happens when everything comes to light and is talked about over and over and over.
He certainly didn’t behave the way he should, and he’s paying his debt to society, he’s paying his debt to the program, in my opinion. I’m glad he’s handled everything the way he’s handled it, and I think he’ll move forward and be a positive person and a positive teammate.”
Speaking of Richt, he’s on the DL with “an abrasion and slight contusion of the chin” which he received during a celebratory hug with Richard Samuel during last Saturday’s win over Missouri. “I think my chin just rubbed back and forth on his shoulder pad and the meshing of his jersey and just wore a hole there. But that was a lot of fun.”