Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Sanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Georgia coach Mark Richt says offensive tackle Kolton Houston is still ineligible because he continues to test positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance he was given for a shoulder surgery more than two years ago. Houston was Georgia's No. 1 right tackle at the end of spring practice. Richt says Georgia, which opens practice on Thursday, must prepare to be without the third-year sophomore. Richt says Georgia's medical staff hopes the substance, 19-norandrosterone, will eventually leave Houston's system. Documents released Thursday by Georgia included an email received Tuesday from NCAA president Mark Emmert, who denied Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity's request for a special exemption for Houston. Richt said Georgia's staff is ''100-percent certain'' Houston ''has not continued to take this thing.'' Houston can practice with the team.
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