Georgia Tech football players Jalen Johnson and Christian Campbell have been suspended from playing in games. The announcement was made by the school Wednesday afternoon. A school spokesman said that it is a team suspension.
Johnson was arrested on charges of simple battery Sunday by campus police. The reason for Christian Campbell’s suspension is not clear. However, Campbell is the brother of Donavaughn Campbell, a football player at LSU who was at Tech this past weekend and was arrested Sunday for battery/substantial physical harm. Donavaughn Campbell was suspended indefinitely from the team by LSU coach Ed Orgeron.
The announcement said that the school could not comment further on the investigation or the disciplinary action. The suspension will last through the investigation by the school’s Office of Student Integrity. Coach Paul Johnson had no comment when asked following the team’s Wednesday practice.
On Monday, Johnson said that Jalen Johnson was not suspended and that “I would urge everybody to let all the facts come in and let the investigation unfold and then we’ll make an appropriate statement and an appropriate action, but guys are innocent until proven guilty.”
He went on to say that “I’m not sure this is going to be an issue when it all plays out.”
Johnson and Campbell are backup safeties who mostly play on special teams. The Yellow Jackets play at North Carolina on Saturday.
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