Georgia recruit LeMay might be facing suspension

Christian LeMay was a media star the night he committed to Georgia in April. (Chip Towers/AJC)

Quarterback Christian LeMay was a media star the night he verbally committed to Georgia in April. (Chip Towers/AJC)

One of Georgia’s most celebrated recruits might be in trouble.

Christian LeMay, the nation’s No. 2 ranked quarterback according to Scout.com, is facing suspension at his high school in Charlotte and could miss up to half of the 2010 season, according to a report in the Charlotte Observer.

The report said LeMay is, “accused of breaking a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ code of conduct rule, which could bring an out-of-school suspension that could last up to 30 days.”

He has a hearing  scheduled for Monday at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ East Learning Center.

It’s not known if Georgia coach Mark Richt is aware of the situation. But Georgia sports information director Claude Felton said today, “We’re not allowed to talk about players who haven’t signed yet.”

LeMay verbally committed to Georgia on April 30. He picked the Bulldogs over three other finalists — Clemson, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.

The Butler High School quarterback said at the time, “Every time I went [to Georgia] I just felt good about it. It was also the fact that every time I went there and left I couldn’t get it off my mind. I was constantly thinking about it and how I fit there, how coach Richt is. Me and him share the same personal beliefs. But also competing at the top level and trying to be successful in our Christian walk as well as on the football field.”

LeMay threw for 3,296 yards and 44 touchdowns with only two interceptions as a junior last season. He led Butler to an undefeated season and the Class 4A state championship in North Carolina.

The report did not specify what LeMay’s potential code of conduct violation was.  Neither Butler’s coach, Mike Newsome, nor the player’s father, Stacy LeMay, would comment to the Charlotte Observer.

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Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
1:27 pm

meh

June 11th, 2010
1:27 pm

Hankie Aron

June 11th, 2010
1:27 pm

First, but this does not affect anything with UGA

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
1:28 pm

No soup for you my friend! That was about as close as it gets!

spider

June 11th, 2010
1:29 pm

all schools have kids who get in trouble

GT3O

June 11th, 2010
1:29 pm

I am working on a link for you Jeff, but rumblings out of North Carolina say that the action he committed was getting caught having sex on school grounds.

I though he was as chritian as god. Hmm…guess they’ll have to revamp their image for Lemay.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
1:30 pm

Until we get more information this is tabloid journalism at its finest. Reported by one of the lead writers on the AJC who he really has NOTHING to report outside of a “POSSIBLE” suspension. This is just creating one more article to spew more UGA hate by the masses. Thanks Jeff!

Not Disappointed

June 11th, 2010
1:32 pm

<———Ga Tech fan here. That's sad if the case. Get it together now LeMay while you're in high school. I looked forward to seeing him play.

Ramblin Wreck!

T-Bone

June 11th, 2010
1:35 pm

Another example of the fine student athletes going to UGA! The UGA media guide will have to start getting its pictures from the front and side view photos at the Post Office

Jeff Schultz

June 11th, 2010
1:36 pm

Lowcounty Bulldawg –Considering some readers were brought the Charlotte story to my attention, safe to say there is some interest in it. But feel free to assume I have some agenda. Have a nice day.

Herschel Talker

June 11th, 2010
1:39 pm

Here we go again…

Jeff Schultz

June 11th, 2010
1:40 pm

Folks, when it comes to any cracks about race, sexual preference, etc., I’m have zero tolerance. Keep it up and you will be banned from commenting. Trust me on that. Thanks, JS.

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Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
1:40 pm

You can say all you want about it Jeff, but the same readers who brought this to your attention are more than likely the same readers like T-Bone and again who will fill this blog with ridiculous venom about the kid and UGA’s program as a whole.

So if you cannot see this then you sir are very naive. Have a nice day.

#1 hater

June 11th, 2010
1:40 pm

Looks like another “Me” recruit goes bad. The punk gives christianity a bad name.

GStateBen

June 11th, 2010
1:42 pm

Spider,

Your are incorrect in your statement. Georgia has had a running track record of recruiting, signing and developinig players who continue to be trouble makers. Why can’t he recruit high profile players that are more focused on doing the right thing, instead of the wrong? The Georgia football player arrest record is appalling under his supervision. Eventually you have to make a statement and stop recruiting kids who are negative impact players. Didn’t they just kick off a knucklehead QB in Zach Mettenberger?

It will tell me a ton on how Richt handles his recruitment moving forward and if he gets in trouble again.

I’m glad Mark Richt is at Georgia because it will only help the teams I root for. Goood is the enemy of great and as long as Richt settles for good, Georgia will never be great.

Lemay all the way!

June 11th, 2010
1:43 pm

Looks like he will fit in nicely in Athens. Just one short year until he is suspended for SW Kentucky A&M for “violation of team rules”.

GT3O

June 11th, 2010
1:44 pm

I agree Jeff, this is news worthy. As much press that he got on the AJC and other outlets it’s only fair that this get reported as well.

Of course, we are talking about Dawg fans who would rather their players offenses not be published and swept under the rug.

GT3O

June 11th, 2010
1:44 pm

Well said G StateBen!

Taylor Hanson

June 11th, 2010
1:51 pm

Thanks Jeff. You the man!
Mmmmm….Bop.

GeoffDawg

June 11th, 2010
1:51 pm

That’s disappointing given his reputation and family that he comes from but I hope it doesn’t turn out to be anything too serious that would get his scholarship pulled. Who was that LB from south Georgia that had his pulled a couple of years ago for fighting a teacher supposedly? I wonder what happened to him?

bruce mac

June 11th, 2010
1:53 pm

Here come all the GT grads on layoff running down UGA for recruiting a kid that everyone in the country recruited. Please, get a life you morons. You don’t even know what the kid did and now he is a THUG. You are the bravest annonymous pieces of crap on earth.

No One Knows You're a Dawg

June 11th, 2010
1:54 pm

Rumor is that he and a girl were caught fooling around at school.

So all you Tech fans who got a little nookie in high school therefore have nothing to- Oh wait, nevermind.

GeoffDawg

June 11th, 2010
1:56 pm

GT30 & GStateBen – is the timing of this story ironic or poetic?

http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/techs-hall-suspended-for-547048.html

Pi$$onaDAWG

June 11th, 2010
1:56 pm

I really hope the kid didn’t do something stupid. I am a Tech Fan, but I also like to see young people do the most with what they have and not PI$$ it away for no good reason.

Ted M

June 11th, 2010
2:00 pm

I’m pretty sure this kid had a perfectly clean record before this so there was nothing that could have been vetted during recruiting.

He probably still is a good kid.

npgator

June 11th, 2010
2:01 pm

Last! He is Gator Bait!

Taylor Hanson

June 11th, 2010
2:01 pm

Beautiful Geoff.

In my opinion, this is being handled correctly. He’ll be suspended from school (not for the max 30 days though), and he’ll be allowed to move on.

So in your eyes detractors, you think this boy should not be given a chance to play college football because he got in trouble once in high school? Is that right? His life should be dramatically changed because as a 17-year-old, he made the decision to have consensual sex with a girl at school?

The suspension is the correct punishment, and nothing else needs to be done here.

Ted M

June 11th, 2010
2:01 pm

Does the girl get suspended too?

Clay

June 11th, 2010
2:01 pm

Leave it to a nerd to call a teenage boy who had sex a “thug!”

We get it, nerds, none of you are “thugs.”

BugKiller

June 11th, 2010
2:02 pm

Let’s see.

Zach Mettenberger was one of the top students at his Oconee County high school as well as being a good prospect.

Christian LeMay has an excellent GPA and is by all accounts a good kid.

That being said, kids do dumb things. In Mettenberger’s case, especially when alcohol is involved.

I don’t know about you Bug Rejects, sipping your Zimas, but I had my first beer when I was 13, and yes, I’ve done some pretty stupid things in my youth that were alcohol-charged.

Most of us who don’t spend all night LARPing or playing WOW online with our Canadian “girlfriends” that no one has ever met make these kind of mistakes in our youth.

But keep on casting stones.

Rueben Houston. Oops. Did I bring up an actual CRIMINAL. A FELON who was accepted into Bugland.

‘Cause at Georgia, yeah, we have our youthful indiscretions that lead to misdemeanors.

But no FELONIES. Bugland is home to felon athletes and terrorists in the student body.

We don’t have that problem in Athens.

So before you moron Bugs start casting stones, how about you clean up your own frakking house first?

Clay

June 11th, 2010
2:04 pm

AJC: “Georgia Tech defensive end Robert Hall has been suspended indefinitely by coach Paul Johnson for what the school termed an “incident” last weekend that resulted in a criminal charge against him.”

Now, that’s a thug, nerds.

the TRUTH

June 11th, 2010
2:04 pm

Oh TECH NERDS:
Georgia Tech defensive end Robert Hall has been suspended indefinitely by coach Paul Johnson for what the school termed an “incident” last weekend that resulted in a criminal charge against him.

Taylor Hanson

June 11th, 2010
2:06 pm

Ted….the incident falls under their “code of conduct”, so I’m sure the girl will go under the same level of review as LeMay.

Mark

June 11th, 2010
2:06 pm

Nice grammar Jeff in your first reponse. Isn’t that like a finance guy miscalculating 450×367.

Lemay all the way!

June 11th, 2010
2:07 pm

Oh yes, GeoffDawg! That makes, what, 1 Tech player arrested since PJ got to Tech? UGA has about 1 per week. Although, I can’t blame them. A general studies or housing degree is difficult and some steam needs to be blown off. Ealy can barely spell his own name, so college must be tough.

Taylor Hanson

June 11th, 2010
2:08 pm

Mark….”Isn’t that like a finance guy miscalculating 450 X 367″ is a question. Those typically end with a “?”.

Stop being a douche.

Hey Bugkiller

June 11th, 2010
2:09 pm

Remember Terreal Bierra? Oh yeah, he was arrested for murder! If you want to go back a few years for Reuban, we can raise you murder.

NewbombTurk

June 11th, 2010
2:09 pm

To those who say Jeff has an agenda for reporting this, if it was a Tech signee, you’d be reading it with glee.

To the haters referring to the arrest record of UGA athletes, where was it reported that LeMay did anything criminal???

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

Jeff,

Did you ban me or did the computer monster eat my last comment?

Taylor Hanson

June 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

Lemay all the way!

Does the timing of this arrest hurt as bad as the loss on the Flats in November?

Every time you guys think you have the Dawgs, you f’ it up.

Bob Horner stayed hurt

June 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

I got suspended in Highschool….but not for 30 days….how does that work do you get Zero’s on all missed tests for a month..?? nuts…

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

Computer monster!

R.U.KIDDIN'ME??!!

June 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

THE DEVIL MADE HIM DO IT!!!!

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 11th, 2010
2:13 pm

Jeff,

Which readers brought this to your attention? The trolls who come on and enjoy getting a rise out of the UGA fans over this and the entire conversation desolves into who, won, what and where! My point is in the fact that you are contributing to this behavior w/ this article, at which this point the young mans name is being ran in the ground and at this point nothing of substances can be proven. Have a nice day yourself!

Tiger Woods

June 11th, 2010
2:13 pm

I hope he isn’t addicted like me . . .

the TRUTH

June 11th, 2010
2:15 pm

What about Lil’ Joe being ineligible and smoking some blunts while driving drunk. That is a Tech football player for ya.

Taylor Hanson

June 11th, 2010
2:15 pm

Lowcountry…I brought it to his attention. The Charlotte paper was reporting it, and I wanted more info on the incident.

Since I frequent this paper’s website, I thought I would get some benefit out of it being on Jeff’s radar.

Ted M

June 11th, 2010
2:18 pm

Considering many think he’ll be a millionaire one day. Perhaps some smokin hot cheerleader seduced him and he was helpless against her sexual wares.

Tiger Woods

June 11th, 2010
2:20 pm

Yeah, Ted M, that’s what those porn stars did to me!