Kidney disciplined after campus fracas

Georgia Tech offensive tackle Tyler Kidney has been disciplined by coach Paul Johnson for his involvement in a fraternity house fight April 13.

Kidney will be required to perform 25 hours of community service and complete extra conditioning work to remain in good standing with the team. He wrote a letter of apology to other students involved in the incident of his own accord, Johnson said in a statement.

“I am extremely disappointed in Tyler Kidney’s actions on the night of April 13 and have spoken to him about the consequences of his poor decision-making,” Johnson said in the statement. “This is an unfortunate incident and is not reflective of Tyler’s attitude and actions during the time he has been in our program.”

According to an incident report from campus police, Kidney entered the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house and ripped a “T” from a wall of the house. After being told to leave the house, Kidney shoved a fraternity member into a wall. When another student intervened, Kidney “began swinging on both men,” according to the report’s narrative, opening a cut above the eye of one student and a cut on the nose of the other. Both students declined to press charges against Kidney, but he could face sanctions for violating the student conduct code.

Kidney, who earned a scholarship last fall after coming to Tech as a walk-on, started six games last season and is competing for a starting job this fall.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

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