Georgia center Ben Jones benched for first half of tonight’s game

BOULDER, Colo. – Georgia center Ben Jones won’t play in the first half of tonight’s game at Colorado as punishment for a late clipping penalty in last week’s loss at Mississippi State.

Georgia coach Mark Richt and SEC commissioner Mike Slive conferred after reviewing video and agreed a half-game suspension was in order, UGA announced just before the start of tonight’s game.

“It was poor judgment on Ben’s part,” Richt said in a statement.  “He feels very badly about the incident and has sent a note of apology to the Mississippi State player. I have talked with [Mississippi State coach] Dan Mullen, and he appreciated the concern and Ben’s apology.”

Jones clipped Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox on Georgia’s next-to-last play of last week’s 24-12 loss.

In an interview earlier this week, Jones said: “There was a pass downfield, and I was trailing the play because I didn’t know if it was caught yet. I went to cut a guy downfield because I thought he might make a play, because the ball was still up. [The refs] said it was too far behind the play, and I shouldn’t have done it. At the time I really didn’t think much [about it], but after watching film, I now know I shouldn’t have done it.”

785 comments Add your comment

Alan

October 2nd, 2010
7:28 pm

Wow they look bad.

You Ain't-Know Gaily Whacker

October 2nd, 2010
7:31 pm

Here is how Ben Really feels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcaEpyita58

Les Miles is one lucky coach.

Frank Lane

October 2nd, 2010
7:31 pm

I am so sick of Bobo. We start on Colorado’s 23 and cannot score. Offensive line is offensive.

Mike on Lake Hartwell

October 2nd, 2010
7:33 pm

wow. the same suspension as eye-gouging.
amazing.

Miami Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
7:34 pm

Know of anywhere online to watch the game?

Whitwell Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
7:34 pm

I think we should practice our running game during the week without any offensive linemen on the field. At least that way the backs will be used to it on Saturday’s.

Alan

October 2nd, 2010
7:38 pm

Sorry Strickland. That sux

jellybeandawg

October 2nd, 2010
7:38 pm

www.firemarkricht.net

October 2nd, 2010
7:43 pm

http://www.firemarkricht.net

Hats off to T.J. Stripling.

We hope to see you on the field very soon, young man!

Whitwell Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
7:43 pm

Is this the main blog for the game tonight?

jack bull

October 2nd, 2010
7:44 pm

uh, thats not goood

Hummon

October 2nd, 2010
7:45 pm

When you need four yards on third down, definitely the handoff to Carlton Thomas. A no brainer.

ryan

October 2nd, 2010
7:46 pm

This team is a joke 0-4 .

Frank Lane

October 2nd, 2010
7:47 pm

Excellent idea to practice without offensive line. What is 23 doing? Just blocked rather than tackled the runner.

jack bull

October 2nd, 2010
7:47 pm

this announcer just summed up our season thus far,,,”they made it look way too easy”….

Reality Stinks

October 2nd, 2010
7:48 pm

Did this team take a yr off

jack bull

October 2nd, 2010
7:49 pm

and i don’t care what y’all say about Murray,,,he leads us to 3 pts, period..we’ve score 6 pts a half with him..

dawgs30008

October 2nd, 2010
7:49 pm

I am starting to get on the fire Bobo bandwagon….

This is big time UGA football

October 2nd, 2010
7:49 pm

On Fox sports !!!

waiting for next year

October 2nd, 2010
7:49 pm

I’m sure we’ll see more video of Richt running his hands through his hair.Should be holding an icebag to his rear end cause that hot seat is getting warmer.

DamntheButcher

October 2nd, 2010
7:49 pm

Has the game started? I have dish network and those idiots cant tell me where the game is since they have removed fox. Somebody tell me if they game is underway.

BLUE

October 2nd, 2010
7:51 pm

Bench the whole line

Willie Martinez

October 2nd, 2010
7:51 pm

Do you miss me yet????????

ryan

October 2nd, 2010
7:51 pm

Well at least the people who have Dish don’t have to watch this disaster.

jellybeandawg

October 2nd, 2010
7:51 pm

yes. game is on, 2nd qtr just about to start

BLUE

October 2nd, 2010
7:52 pm

ALL the BOBO bashers notice CMR has the play list and the headset on

tampabigDAWG

October 2nd, 2010
7:52 pm

Bobo has got to be one of the worst OC’s in the nation. As much talent as we have and we can’t get the yardage. Let me study the play book for a week and watch 4 hrs of film and I qurantee I could call better plays. And to be honest, I am not impressed with TG. I know it is the first year, but holy crappers batman. We are letting CU run all over us. I hope Stripling will be OK. Looked serious, I just hope he will play again someday. That kid shows promise. Hope we pool it off. And oh yeah, Green hasn’t even had the ball thrown to him but once on a quick screen(failed), use him to atleast set up the run. Toss him the ball. Take the chance with those hands. And now we are about to let the Buffs score again. BS I say.

BLUE

October 2nd, 2010
7:53 pm

Enter your comments here

Frank Lane

October 2nd, 2010
7:53 pm

Grantham is an expensive joke.

RW

October 2nd, 2010
7:54 pm

Hobnail Boot

October 2nd, 2010
7:54 pm

Hamilton is terible

81Dawg

October 2nd, 2010
7:54 pm

This is ugly already. Does anybody on this team even care? They sure don’t have any fight in them.

waiting for next year

October 2nd, 2010
7:54 pm

Now does anybody wonder why Richt had to go to his 5th choice for a defensive coordinator?

tampabigDAWG

October 2nd, 2010
7:55 pm

I know I am only 28 but this is the worst UGA team I have ever watched since I was 8.

Browndog

October 2nd, 2010
7:55 pm

Ever consider that maybe the talent on this team is just average?

BLUE

October 2nd, 2010
7:55 pm

CMR is calling the plays

Willie Martinez

October 2nd, 2010
7:55 pm

I wasn’t so bad after all!!

Hummon

October 2nd, 2010
7:56 pm

In Grantham’s defense, his D makes a stop and their reward is a truly putrid 3 and out by the offense. Not to defend Martinez, but that happened to him a lot, too. The O and the D are like two drowning men dragging each other under.

Legend of Len Barker

October 2nd, 2010
7:57 pm

I’m preparing my paper bag to wear over my head next week as I have a ticket.

This is the worst defense I’ve seen in a long, long time. Cumberland College had better defense against Tech.

Right On Time

October 2nd, 2010
7:59 pm

Not 1 defensive player should have a bone on his helmet. Nor should the o-line. Weak girls.

SadSad

October 2nd, 2010
7:59 pm

14-3 now. This one is over. Pack your bags Richt. My dogs have never looked this bad–and I have followed then since 1954.

Dawgman4Ever

October 2nd, 2010
8:00 pm

What channel on Dish is game on ?

Browndog

October 2nd, 2010
8:01 pm

Looks like a losing season……just how bad will it be?

Man Enough Is Enough

October 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

Where’s Willie?

Dawgman4Ever

October 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

Nobody watching game on satellite ?

BleedRed

October 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

I agree tampabigDAWG. I myself am 44 and have been a DAWG fan my entire life. We have certainly had some ups and downs over the years but I just made the same remark to a friend “This is the worst Dawg team in history!”

tampabigDAWG

October 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

Heart, we need heart!!!!!! What happened to the times of tradition. Giving everything in your soul to playing the game with passion, conviction, and determination. Our beloved Bulldogs have lost the fire of the Greats of Old that has developed the respect of their fans. Do they not realize, as players and coaches, on scholarship and the coaches being paid top salary, that they have a debt to the fans to play football to the best of their ability. Some fans determine their whole fall off of UGA football, and now we are known as band wagon fans, or fans that leave by the half. I am sincerely upset. Oh and Richt always has the play card and headset, he just never uses it.

BLUE

October 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

I rell the same Sad Sad

dawgs are an embarrassment to the SEC

October 2nd, 2010
8:03 pm

try this one… http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-ncaa-football.html

so happy I found this – to watch UGA’s demise! Net yards so far CU 163 UGA 15!

hahahahaha you dawgs are hilarious

tampabigDAWG

October 2nd, 2010
8:05 pm

Watch what bobo does on 3 and goal