Georgia fans knew this news was coming.
Outside linebacker Davin Bellamy has been suspended for two games following his arrest for suspicion of DUI last week. This suspension is in accordance with the UGA policy, and was confirmed by Mark Richt at the preseason media day on Friday.
Richt confirmed the expected suspension – which will cause Bellamy to miss the first two games of the season against Clemson and South Carolina – adding, “Bellamy made a mistake. It was stupid…but he’s not a bad person”, per Athens Banner-Herald reporter Marc Weiszer.
Bellamy showed a lot of remorse in his public apology after the arrest, part of which he sent out in a tweet.
Would like to apologize to #dawgnation for my immaturity. I have embarrassed myself, my family, & my brothers. I will gain your trust back
— DB(XVII)™ (@DavinBellamy17) July 26, 2014
It’s obvious that Bellamy learned from the mistakes of others in the past, and he has completely owned this one. The two games suspension will be tough, but thankfully Bellamy has a strong group of teammates at linebacker, and should be able to work through without his availability on the depth chart.
Hopefully this will close the book on this issue, and Bellamy will be ready to go after his suspension is complete. The third game of the season, when he’ll be eligible to return, is against the Troy Trojans at home in Athens, so he should get some good late game playing time if the Dawgs are able to put Troy away early in the game.