ATHENS, Ga. (WRCB) -- The University of Georgia football team will be without two more defensive starters to start the 2012 season, according to a report.
DawgPost.com, which is a Scout.com site, reported Wednesday night both rising senior safety Bacarri Rambo and rising junior linebacker Alec Ogletree have been suspended for at least two games -- and up to as many as four -- for an unspecified violation of team rules.
UGA athletic director Greg McGarity could not confirm the report and declined comment when contacted by other media.
The loss of Rambo and Ogletree could be huge for the Bulldogs, who will already play the September 1 season-opener against Buffalo and the September 8 SEC-opener at Missouri without starting cornerback Sanders Commings. Commings was suspended for the first two games of the season after a misdemeanor domestic violence arrest which has since been settled.
Georgia's other starting corner, Branden Smith, is also likely to be suspended to start the year after being arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in Alabama during spring break earlier this month. Head coach Mark Richt has not yet announced Smith's punishment.
Rambo was a first-team All-American selection by the Associated Press in 2011 after leading the SEC with eight interceptions. He was also suspended for last year's season-opener against Boise State for a violation of team rules.
Ogletree missed six games last season after breaking his foot in that game against the Broncos. He finished the season with 52 tackles, including a season-high 13 in the Capital One Bowl loss to Michigan State.