UGA has harsher penalties than Tech for drug use by athletes? Surely that can’t be.
Punishment is quick and sure for athletes who fail a drug test at the University of Georgia. They’re suspended from competition. They’re ordered to perform 20 hours of community service. They’re required to pass two more drug screens before playing again.
A third failed test? Permanent banishment.
At Georgia Tech, a failed drug test sends an athlete to counseling. Three failures warrant a one-year suspension, but with the chance of returning —- even, conceivably, for an athlete who fails more drug tests in the meantime.