University of Georgia offensive lineman Clint Boling could be facing a one- or two-game suspension at the start of the 2008 season following an arrest last week for driving under the influence.
The 19-year-old Boling was arrested on Highway 120 in Alpharetta, according to Appen Newspapers, and was pulled over after nearly leaving the road and changing lanes twice without signaling in a 2002 GMC Yukon. He refused to take a breathalyzer test and was taken to Fulton County Jail North Annex.
Boling started 11 games last season, 10 at right guard and one at right tackle, and was named to the SEC’s All-Freshman Team. He missed most of spring practice with mononucleosis.
Bulldogs football coach Mark Richt is aware of the incident but is currently on a trip visiting U.S. troops in Kuwait. University of Georgia Athletic Association policy calls for a suspension of 10 percent of scheduled games for the upcoming season for any athlete who is a first-time offender that is arrested on alcohol-related charges.
For more on this story, read Friday’s Times Free Press Sports section.
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 ...