Georgia senior cornerback Sanders Commings was suspended by coach Mark Richt on Wednesday for the first two games of the 2012 season.
Commings was arrested Jan. 21 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence/simple battery after university police responded to a downtown altercation involving the 6-foot-2, 217-pounder and his girlfriend. UGA's Office of Student Conduct recently reviewed the incident involving the two students.
Richt did not provide a comment in a release sent by the athletic department.
As a 14-game starter last season, Commings had 55 tackles and an interception. He considered leaving early for the NFL before deciding last month to return as the most experienced member of Georgia's secondary, having appeared in 42 career contests.
The Bulldogs open this season at home against Buffalo before traveling to Missouri, which will be the first game for the Tigers as a Southeastern Conference member against an SEC foe. Two weeks ago, Missouri signed 6-6, 220-pound receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who was rated by Rivals.com as the nation's top overall prospect.
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 ...