According to the AJC, Carlton Thomas has been suspended for (at least) the Boise St. opener.
Thomas’s suspension continues an alarming rate of attrition for the running backs under the watch of position coach Bryan McClendon. Ealey was indefinitely suspended and eventually granted an unconditional release due to mutual discontent and King was unable to meet the NCAA’s satisfactory progress rule for fifth-year seniors. Now Thomas has run afoul of team policy.
No specific reason was given for Thomas’ suspension. A 10 percent-competition suspension can be applied for missing excessive academic appointments, arrests or flunking a drug tests. No record of arrests could be found.
At least we know the reason for the recent decision to move Richard Samuel back to HB. I hope the freshman combo of Ken Malcome (red shirt freshman) and Isaiah Crowell (true freshman) are ready to carry the load.