David Hale is right: there's no way to justify this decision. C&F was wrong last time about "Mark Richt's seemingly arbitrary stance"---there's nothing the least bit arbitrary about distinguishing between being arrested and not being arrested---but the precedent is established and reasonable: if you get arrested, you get suspended, period.
Mark Richt is a good man and a good coach, but he's wrong on this one. This is the sort of non-punishment punishment that smacks of Steve Spurrier-style "discipline." We're better than that, or, at least, we should be.