The SEC has ruled on the suspension to Georgia wide receiver George Pickens heading into Saturday’s championship game against LSU. Pickens’ first-half suspension is being held up, but the league will not be adding onto it.
Pickens, who has 33 catches for 498 yards and six touchdowns this season, is suspended for the first half of the SEC Championship Game. He was ejected from the second half of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech for fighting.
The SEC had the right to add onto Pickens’ suspension, perhaps ruling him out for the entire SEC Championship Game.
Seth Emerson reports that the league won’t be doing that.
“The SEC’s determination is that the rule was appropriately officiated on the field and there will be no further action,” an SEC spokesman said.
The SEC will not be adding anything to George Pickens' automatic first-half suspension for this Saturday. They have that right, but a spokesman tells me: "The SEC’s determination is that the rule was appropriately officiated on the field and there will be no further action."
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) December 2, 2019
This is big for Georgia, which will likely need to score a lot of points to beat LSU’s high-powered offense on Saturday.
The Bulldogs head into Saturday’s game as the underdog, needing a win to make the College Football Playoff.
Georgia and LSU are set to kick off at 4 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be on CBS.