That's a pretty heavy penalty for underage beer consumption. It's not like he smoked pot. That would have only cost him one game though.
As I understand it, and somebody please correct me if I am wrong, Morgan would hav been UNDER the legal limitat the time had he been 21 or over.
If that was the case, I agree it's a pretty stiff penalty.
@Logan Booker @AthensHomerDawg3 Hi Logan, I thought that you were right about Marshall Morgan having a BAC well below the legal limit for adults. But while researching the topic today, I found this in David Ching's article for ESPN DawgNation from 7/2/13:
"Upon stopping the watercraft, arresting ranger Lynn Stanford reported that Morgan admitted to drinking, so the ranger administered a field sobriety test. Stanford added that Morgan registered a .083 blood alcohol reading on an Alco-Sensor test and refused a chemical test. The legal limit for boating under the influence in Georgia is a .02 blood alcohol concentration for operators under age 21."
So from the ESPN article, it looks like Morgan tested legally under the influence, regardless of his age.
@dougscoffee@GoBigDog@Logan Booker@AthensHomerDawg3...here ya go. "Georgia athletic department policy dictates a suspension of at least 20
percent of an athlete’s season — in this case, two games — after a
first-time DUI arrest. However, it is not known how a boating under the
influence arrest will be handled, and a Georgia spokesman did not return
an email for clarification on the rule. The department’s policy also
states that a violation involving driving a motor vehicle after drinking
alcohol will be dealt with similar to a positive drug test, which
results in a suspension for 10 percent of the season, which equates to
at least one game for a football player.He refused the chemical test... which is mandatory 12 suspension of boaters rights. Ouch.
- Those 21 years of age or older are considered to be under the influence, and may not operate a boat or PWC, if their blood alcohol level is 0.08 or more or if drugs are detected.
regardless, he should have not been drinking underage outside of his home (I really don't think it is the gov. business if a person is not in a place that would cause harm to others - driving and boating definitely is a threat to others)