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SEC in the headlines: Georgia boots Lemon

7/14/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

  • Coaches and universities almost always move quickly these days to distance themselves from players facing felony charges, and that's what Georgia has done with sophomore defensive end Michael Lemon. Georgia coach Mark Richt has dismissed him from the team. Interestingly enough, Richt didn't close the door on Lemon being reinstated at some point under the right conditions. Here's guessing those conditions revolve around Lemon not having felony charges hanging over his head.

  • Finding Steve Spurrier on a golf course this time of year isn't difficult. He finished tied for 32nd this past weekend in a celebrity tournament in Tahoe. Some of the people he beat include Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Dan Quayle, Rick Reilly, Emmitt Smith, former South Carolina coach Lou Holtz and former Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler.

  • A new documentary on the late Charley Pell, former coach at Florida and Clemson, details his sad struggle with depression. Pell was fired a few games into the 1984 season at Florida after the NCAA found widespread violations, eventually landing the Gators on NCAA probation.

  • LSU has already assembled a group of linemen (offensive and defensive) that has few peers in college football. Well, the Tigers just got a little stronger in the offensive line, as highly touted offensive tackle Stavion Lowe of Brownwood, Texas, committed to LSU. LSU is having excellent success in the state of Texas this year on the recruiting front. Lowe chose LSU over Oklahoma and Auburn.