Georgia receiver Justin Scott-Wesley cited for marijuana possession

Georgia receiver Justin Scott-Wesley cited for marijuana possession

November 2nd, 2013 by David Paschall in Sports - College

Georgia receiver Justin Scott-Wesley

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Georgia receiver Justin Scott-Wesley is sitting out the rest of this season with a torn ACL, and he is expected to be sidelined for the start of next season as well.

The redshirt sophomore from Camilla, Ga., was cited by university police Wednesday night for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana. Arrest warrants were issued Thursday morning for Scott-Wesley, who was booked into Athens-Clarke County jail Thursday afternoon and released Thursday evening on $3,500 bond, according to the jail's website.

"I'm disappointed in the news about Justin," Georgia coach Mark Richt said Friday in a released statement. "We will discipline him according to our policy. We will also educate him and provide him counsel so he can learn from this and be able to move forward in a very positive direction. I'm confident he will respond properly to the correction process."

Scott-Wesley, should his knee be fully recovered by the start of next season, likely will miss at least the opener against visiting Clemson. Current Bulldogs safety Josh Harvey-Clemons missed this season's opener at Clemson as a result of admitting to campus police in May to smoking marijuana.

In five games this season, Scott-Wesley caught 16 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown was an 85-yarder that capped the scoring in Georgia's 41-30 win over South Carolina, and his second score came from 25 yards out with 1:47 remaining to propel the Bulldogs to a 44-41 win over LSU.

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