UGA places Commings on probation, orders community service, anger management

ATHENS — Sanders Commings has reached an “informal resolution” with the University of Georgia in the wake of his domestic violence arrest last month.

Kris Stevens, UGA’s director of Student Conduct, confirmed that his office “reached an agreement” with the Bulldogs’ senior cornerback to be on six months probation, do 25 hours of community service, attend an alcohol education class and an anger management class.

The school conducted its own independent investigation after Commings was arrested on Jan. 21 and charged with domestic violence/simple battery. Commings was determined to have “engaged in physical abuse, physical intimidation, coercion and/or other conduct that threatened or endangered the health or safety of another person,” according to the resolution agreement, signed by Commings this past Friday. That’s a violation Regulation 3 of the school’s conduct code.

A violation of Commings’ probation, which expires Aug. 17, “will likely result in suspension from the University of Georgia,” according to the resolution. Commings must complete the terms of the agreement by April 30.

Police accused Commings of striking his girlfriend during an argument in downtown Athens. Commings is scheduled for a March 22 arraignment on those charges. Georgia coach Mark Richt has already suspended Commings for the first two games of next season.

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[...] The University of Georgia puts Sanders Commings on probation, community service and anger management. Commings, as well all know, was arrested for domestic violence/simple battery on January 21st. A violation of his probation will likely result in suspension from the university. His probation ends August 17th. [AJC] [...]

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February 23rd, 2012
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[...]  Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings — already suspended for two games by Mark Richt — has been put on probation by the school and will have to attend anger management classes and do community [...]

[...] teams pending the outcome of their court cases. Commings, who still faces a March 22nd arraignment, has been suspended for the Bulldogs’ first two games next season. He was also placed on six months probation and ordered to undergo anger management and attend a [...]