SEC suspends a pair of Bulldogs

Two prominent Georgia defenders, junior safety Shawn Williams and sophomore nose guard Kwame Geathers, have been suspended for the first half of the Oct. 29 game against Florida for their actions in last Saturday's 33-28 win at Vanderbilt.

The Southeastern Conference announced the suspensions Wednesday afternoon.

Williams, who has 34 tackles and two interceptions for the No. 24 Bulldogs, has to sit as a result of his flagrant personal foul late in the third quarter. He violated NCAA Rule 9-1-4, which states, "No player shall target and initiate contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent with the helmet, forearm, elbow or shoulder."

Geathers violated the NCAA fighting rule early in the fourth quarter by punching Vanderbilt center Logan Stewart, who moments earlier came up behind Geathers and tackled him by diving at his ankle.