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College football notebook: Georgia loses top receiver for season

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Georgia receiver Michael Bennett scores a touchdown as Tennessee defensive back Byron Moore defends in the second half Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP)

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By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 7:28 p.m.
 

• Georgia suffered a huge loss heading into Saturday's SEC showdown with No. 6 South Carolina. Michael Bennett, the No. 5 Bulldogs' leading receiver, injured his right knee and is out for the year, coach Mark Richt said Wednesday. Bennett tore his ACL on the last play of Tuesday's practice and will undergo reconstructive surgery. “He was engaged in a block,” Richt said. “He was just working it. Then, as he was moving — no one ran into him, no one rolled into him — his knee just buckled.” The third-year sophomore leads Georgia (5-0, 3-0) with 24 catches for 345 yards and four touchdowns.

• Former Arkansas linebacker Bret Harris was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill the school's head athletic trainer on his Twitter account. Harris was arrested by university police Tuesday. The 23-year-old is charged with a felony count of terroristic threatening against Matt Summers, who is in his fourth year as trainer. According to the preliminary university police report, Harris wrote, “I am going to kill you,” to Summers. The Irving, Texas, native is being held on $20,000 bond.

• Hurdler Lolo Jones trash-talked former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand after he jokingly challenged her to a race on Twitter. What she didn't know was the defensive tackle was paralyzed in a game. After LeGrand tweeted to Jones, “want to race me?” on Tuesday, she replied: “Get Checked for a concussion. Clearly, u've been hit in the head... Cos u arnt beating a track athlete.” When other users informed Jones of LeGrand's injuries, she wrote: “Great I'm gonna get murdered for that tweet. When I had no clue who that dude was. Just responding to any athlete who challenges me to a race.” LeGrand tweeted that he understood what happened and didn't take it personally.

— AP

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