The ABH is reporting that promising linebacker Akeem Hebron will indeed be suspended for the fall semester due to his second alcohol-related arrest. The suspension means that he is ineligible for the 2007 football season.
He would be eligible to return for the spring 2008 semester and would remain on probation through December 2009.
The trick about him returning is academic eligibility. His progress will be affected by the suspension, so he might have a lot to do in order to be eligible for a 2008 return to the football field.
Steve Patterson of UGASports.com mentioned today that the Georgia program has been in contact with Georgia Military College about the possibility of Hebron spending the 2007 season there. That scenario would be best-case I think: Hebron would be able to continue academic work while playing JUCO-level football. There are several potential sticking points to this plan, though. Hebron also has an automatic football suspension to go along with his University suspension. By missing the fall semester, he would serve that football suspension. If he transfers for a year and plays at GMC, there’s a question whether that football suspension would still be waiting for him upon his return in 2008.