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Richt suspends two players

Photo by Mike Phillips

Photo by Mike Phillips

ATHENS,.-- Georgia coach Mark Richt has suspended two players the day after their arrests on alcohol-related charges.

Sophomore tailback Dontavius Jackson was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and other motor vehicle offenses early Saturday morning. Richt says Jackson, a backup, has been suspended for a minimum of six games.

Sophomore split end Tavarres King, a returning starter, was charged with underaged possession of alcohol and has been suspended for at least one game by Richt.

Richt says he is disappointed in the players' decision-making and that each will "pay a stiff price."

Each player has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.