Georgia cornerback Sanders Commings will sit out the first two games of the 2012 season after he was arrested Jan. 21 and charged with simple battery and domestic violence after an early-morning incident with a girlfriend in downtown Athens.
Mark Richt's suspension of Commings means the rising senior will miss the season opener against Buffalo and the SEC opener at Missouri on Sept. 8.
Commings started all 14 games for the Bulldogs last year, tied for fourth on the team in tackles (55), broke up 12 passes and recorded an interception.
The cornerback position has taken a few hits in 2012. Richt already dismissed freshmen Nick Marshall and Chris Sanders. Georgia also said goodbye to three other defensive backs in Jakar Hamilton, Jordan Love and Derek Owens at the beginning of last season.
The Bulldogs likely won't feel the loss of Commings in Week 1 against Buffalo, but come the second week of the season, Georgia will have to face a Missouri team that likes to sling the ball around a bit and returns veterans T.J. Moe and Marcus Lucas. Plus, incoming freshman Dorial Green-Beckham will probably add something to that passing game.