Dec 3, 2011; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of the SEC logo at mid-field after the 2011 SEC championship game between the LSU Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly Walk Around The SEC: Johnny Manziel Avoided Suspension And More

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From ESPN

Alabama freshman Devonta Pollard has decided to withdraw from school in the midst of legal issues, the Crimson Tide announced in a statement on Monday afternoon.

The 6-foot-8 forward, who averaged 3.9 points and 3.1 rebounds this past season, was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping earlier this month in his home state of Mississippi. Prosecutors claim Pollard’s mother, Jesse Mae Pollard, allegedly took a 6-year-old girl from her elementary school on April 30 to pressure the child’s mother in a land dispute.

 

From CBS Sports

UCLA the school now has its 109th NCAA national championship — the most of any school in the nation. UCLA the baseball program now has one national championship, after beating Mississippi State, 8-0, in Omaha Tuesday night to clinch the College World Series title.

 

From Bleacher Report

The Georgia Bulldogs managed to score more points in 2012 than any offense in team history.

The offense is completely reloaded again this year. Tavarres King is the only main contributor who’s missing from the lineup, as he’s taken his talents to the Denver Broncos. Michael Bennett returns from a season-ending knee injury, and the entire offensive line will be back and intact after showcasing major improvement last year.

 

From The Huntsville Times

Auburn will participate in several exhibition games in the Bahamas and will also begin a home-and-home series with Clemson next basketball season as coach Tony Barbee continues to try to upgrade the program’s nonconference schedule.

The Tigers’ non-conference schedule came under fire last season, when they finished last in the SEC and were 6-7 against a nonconference schedule that ranked 293rd nationally.

 

From ESPN

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel faced a season-long suspension before his Heisman-winning campaign last season, but Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said he helped get the penalty overturned because his star was taking other penalties seriously.

Manziel confirmed in a Texas Monthly interview multiple media reports that he was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in a bar fight last summer when he was found with a fake ID. As a result of the harsh penalty, Manziel, who was battling for a starting spot as a freshman, decided to transfer.

 

 

 

 

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