Georgia Tech's Hall suspended for opener

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Georgia Tech defensive end Robert Hall has been suspended for the season opener against South Carolina State as a result of his previous battery charge, coach Paul Johnson said on Monday.

"Robert has almost finished community service," Johnson said. "He has some things he has to take care of. Robert has performed everything that we have asked him to do. He will be suspended for the first game.”

This isn't a huge surprise, as it was announced in mid-June that Hall was suspended indefinitely. The Jackets can afford to miss him for the opener, but they'll need him for back-to-back road trips against Kansas and North Carolina.