UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.: Georgia Tech inside linebacker Daniel Drummond has been suspended for 1 1/2 games to begin the season after pleading guilty Wednesday to boating under the influence. He will also sit out Tech’s Friday night spring game.
“I am very disappointed in his actions that resulted from an incident last summer and his failure to inform me of the issue in a timely manner,” coach Paul Johnson said in a statement. “This is not the conduct that we expect from a member of our football team.”
Drummond, a likely starter, will miss the season opener against Virginia Tech on Labor Day and the first half of the second game against Presbyterian Sept. 8. By rule of the Tech student-athlete conduct policy, Drummond was suspended for 10 percent of his team’s games.
Drummond, who started six games last season, was arrested last July on Lake Lanier after failing field sobriety and breath tests. Johnson was informed of the matter Wednesday.
After entering his plea in Hall County State Court, Drummond also received 12 months’ probation, a $1,000 fine, 10 hours of community service and mandatory attendance at DUI school. Per the conduct policy, he’ll also be required to attend drug and alcohol counseling in addition to the suspension.
Drummond was unavailable for comment.