The college football off-season is usually relatively quiet in many college towns each year. However, this has not been the case in Athens, GA this summer as more players have come across the local police blotter than Lindsey Lohan has issues. Less than a week after disgraced former UGA athletic director Damon Evans stepped down from his position following his DUI arrest and possible infidelity mishap, the Georgia Bulldogs are yet again in the news with more legal woes.
Tailback Dontavius Jackson, 20, and split end Tavarres King, 19, were arrested early this morning on drunken driving charges. Jackson has been charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, and King has been charged with underage possession of alcohol. The two were arrested on the scene and taken to an Athens jail.
It seems as if new stories of players getting arrested at UGA are coming out every couple of weeks this summer. Georgia head coach Mark Richt and school officials must do something soon to curb these mishaps. One would think that Evans’ fall from grace and resignation would serve as an example for the student athletes, but obviously not. With the rate that UGA players have been falling, Richt may want to think about holding campus-wide football tryouts to fill roster spots of players either dismissed or suspended from the team.