Georgia junior free safety Donavon Baldwin and senior snapper Jeff Henson have been suspended indefinitely by coach Mark Richt after separate incidents early Saturday morning.
Henson became the eighth Bulldogs player arrested this offseason when he was charged, according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s jail report, with public intoxication and urinating in public. Baldwin was involved and injured in an altercation in downtown Athens, and he received treatment at a hospital.
“This is the second incident for both of these young men in the last year,” Richt said Saturday night. “In my judgment, their standing with the program is in question, and they don’t deserve to report with the rest of our team on Sunday.”
Baldwin has played in 20 games the past two years but failed to record a tackle last season after tallying four in 2006.
Henson handled all the special-teams snaps for the first four games last season before switching solely to the punting team. He appeared in 12 games but missed the Sugar Bowl as the result of a DUI arrest last November.
One of the eight players arrested during the offseason, former defensive end Michael Lemon, was arrested again Saturday morning on a charge of underage possession. Lemon was dismissed from the team last month after fracturing a fellow student’s eye at an Athens apartment complex, resulting in a charge of felony aggravated assault.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...