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Chad Clay Dismissed from UGA

ATHENS - Chad Clay’s career at UGA ended before it began.

The freshman defensive back was arrested for the second time since he enrolled in January - this time being accused of theft by taking. That was enough for UGA coach Kirby Smart to dismiss him from the program. 

“Unfortunately, Chad will no longer be a part of our football program,” Smart said in a statement. “It is very disappointing, and we wish him the best in his efforts to continue his education.”

The move leaves the Bulldogs with approximately 80 players on scholarship for fall 2016 - five under the NCAA’s maximum of 85 for football.

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