2008 Fall Camp: Day Eight News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's fall camp.

WORKING FOR A LIVING: Suspended linebacker Darius Dewberry said his two summer jobs aren't interfering with practice, but they have taught him a valuable lesson.

Dewberry was suspended after he admitted to destroying several flower planters and a parking barricade at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens the weekend before camp opened. He will miss the first two games of the season as punishment, but also is working two jobs – on campus in the morning and at St. Mary's during the evening – to repay the damage bill at the hospital.

"I'm feeling pretty good. I'm handing everything well," Dewberry said. "I know I've got to do it, so no need to complain about it."

Dewberry said he was working at Tucker Hall on Georgia's campus from 8 a.m. to noon each day, but would have to quit that position once school starts next week. He then goes to practice until six, grabs some dinner, and goes to St. Mary's from 8 p.m. until midnight.

At St. Mary's, Dewberry said he has been doing maintenance work and helping security. More importantly, he said, he's realized how bad his decision to damage the property was in the first place.

"I know I messed up, so I realize I need to deal with it," Dewberry said. "I look for the good in it."

HOUSTON IMPRESSES: Defensive end Justin Houston has gotten plenty of reps during camp with starters Roderick Battle and Jeremy Lomax battling injuries, and he has made the most of the opportunity.

"I would have to say that kid is going to play," Richt said of the redshirt freshman. "I think he's really coming on. If he can get to the point where he doesn't have to think so much and he can really turn it lose, he's going to play.


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