Police responded after 1 a.m. following a confrontation between the starting senior cornerback and his girlfriend on a sidewalk at Jackson and Broad Streets in downtown Athens, according to UGA police chief Jimmy Williamson.
“Bystanders got involved and separated the parties and it became apparent that during the separation of them that he stuck her in the face,” Williamson said. “They at some point and time were able to flag down one of our officers. They also had the young woman with them.”
Police obtained an arrest warrant and Commings was arrested after 7 a.m., Williamson said.
Commings, 21, remains in the Clarke County Jail, according to an online booking report. He could be held overnight until the conditions of his bond are determined by a judge on Sunday morning.
Williamson said he would not detail injuries sustained by the woman.
There was no immediate word from Georgia on any discipline coming for Commings.
The Augusta native started every game for Georgia last season. He tied for fourth on the team with 55 tackles and had one interceptions.