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Bulldog cornerback Shaq Wiggins arrested Sunday

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 9:59 AM
Last updated 9:15 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia cornerback Shaq Wiggins was arrested Sunday night by Athens-Clarke County police for driving on a suspended license after being pulled over for speeding.

Shaq Wiggins was arrested Sunday night by Athens-Clarke County police for driving on a suspended license after being pulled over for speeding.  HAND OUT
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Shaq Wiggins was arrested Sunday night by Athens-Clarke County police for driving on a suspended license after being pulled over for speeding.

Wiggins started eight games last season as a freshman, leading the team with two interceptions and making 19 tackles.

He was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 10:30 p.m. Sunday and released on bonds totaling $2,000 at 12:09 a.m. Monday.

Wiggins was pulled over after being clocked driving on College Station Road near the Barnett Shoals intersection going 52 miles per hour in a 35 miles per hour zone, according to police.

“As (the officer) ran his driver’s license doing a check, it returned for a failure to appear so he arrested him for that,” said Hilda Sorrow, Athens-Clarke County police spokeswoman.

Wiggins’ license was suspended for not appearing in court but she could not provide details on the previous charge or which court it was.

Wiggins, who played at Sandy Creek High School, is unlikely to face any suspension for the arrest. Defensive lineman John Atkins was arrested last June for driving only with a learner’s permit and coach Mark Richt handled the discipline internally.

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JRC2024
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JRC2024 01/13/14 - 10:08 am
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At least he should know not

At least he should know not to speed on a suspended license.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/13/14 - 10:32 am
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For real JRC!

How dumb do you have to be to make yourself a target when driving illegally to begin with?

If you look at the Columbia County bookings, it seems it is a widespread disease.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/13/14 - 10:33 am
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Speed

Wish he could display that speed in the defensive backfield.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/13/14 - 10:57 am
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52 mph on College Station and

52 mph on College Station and Barnett Shoals. Kind of served that one up for'm.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 01/13/14 - 11:11 am
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For Real ??

You know he got a letter in the mail, saying his license had been suspended. 1) And he still drove
2) Speeding? Are you kidding me?
Scratching my head...

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 01/13/14 - 11:39 am
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Mark Richt needs to become

Mark Richt needs to become more firm with discipline. Send him packing and let him go play for Florida. I hear they are in need of some talent.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/13/14 - 12:14 pm
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According to some, he is too

According to some, he is too strict and should follow the lead of SC, Fla State, Ala., et.al. by giving a wink and a nod to transgressions.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 01/13/14 - 01:11 pm
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well i guess if he haven't
Unpublished

well i guess if he haven't already "ole shaq" is going thru his "rite of passage", i guess the typical rite of passage of graduating from high school or getting your first job isn't good enuff for him, so now when he get out of jail he will be looked upon with higher esteem by the "bruthas" on the time...he will grow out his hair and get some "locks", get some "tats", and walk around with a perpetual "scowl" on his face because now he has been "incarcerated" to show how "hard" he is

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/13/14 - 02:14 pm
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GodisGood

Perhaps you noticed that two former Dawgs started at QB for two other SEC schools. One dang near won the National Champ Game.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 01/13/14 - 02:20 pm
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Ricth

He needs to give some free tickets to the PD department in Athens to turn their head with these violations. The good old boy system works well if you know how to work it and I sure would love for the DAWGS to have a winning season in 2014!

corgimom
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corgimom 01/13/14 - 03:14 pm
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A booster will pay the fines

A booster will pay the fines for him. He has no reason to obey the law.

David Parker
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David Parker 01/13/14 - 03:56 pm
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At least it wasn't our

At least it wasn't our Athletic Director, goodness knows what they might have found in the car with them.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 01/13/14 - 05:26 pm
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TEAM TRANSPORTATION

Why does the Athletic Association and maybe the Booster Clubs provide our players with a shuttle for their 4 years of eligibility? If you are a die hard DAWG it would be a little price to pay to keep them out of trouble.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 01/13/14 - 05:36 pm
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Corgi, you and I both know

Corgi, you and I both know you have nothing at all to base that on. I have no idea if you said anything about it or not...and I don't feel like hunting it down....but did you say the same thing about Clowney and his 2 speeding tickets? You know good and well this guy is still a kid..a kid who made a stupid, immature mistake. Good grief, some of y'all (just so you know that I'm not picking on you) act like he killed someone and that you never made a stupid, immature mistake when you were his age. And please don't give me any crud about not making one because you know that'd be a lie. Don't make us call your parents, to ask them! LOL!!

teaparty
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teaparty 01/13/14 - 05:38 pm
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" Perhaps you noticed that
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" Perhaps you noticed that two former Dawgs started at QB for two other SEC schools. One dang near won the National Champ Game."
They broke the rules so Rich kicked them off the team as he should have.

teaparty
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teaparty 01/13/14 - 05:41 pm
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" Corgi, you and I both know
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" Corgi, you and I both know you have nothing at all to base that on."
Liberals don't need anything to base their opinion on.

avidreader
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avidreader 01/13/14 - 09:06 pm
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What a Day!

While driving through Athens, Ga. on a football Saturday, the wife asked her UGA Alumni husband, "Why are you taking a left here? The stadium is four miles up the road." The husband replied, "The kids wanted to get some autographs from the football players, so I'm stopping by the Clarke County jail."

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deestafford 01/14/14 - 12:15 am
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Well, it's already started in Coach Spurrier's favor....

Well, it's already started in Coach Spurrier's favor...play 'em early while they still have a lot of 'em suspended and on probation.

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 01/14/14 - 06:45 am
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A KID??

Seriously, A kid who signed a contract to keep his behaviour above reproach in order to attend UGA and play football for them and possibly get picked up by the pros. I say one offense, coach discipline, 2nd offense, you're off the team, and you pay your tuition until you prove you can be trusted again. Third offense and you repay all of the tuition that you've squandered and you're off the team. It's not too much to ask.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/14/14 - 08:05 am
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CBBP

I tend to agree. But, something should be established by the NCAA or at least the conference. Right now, coaches like Richt who are heavy on the discipline are at a severe disadvantage as opposed to coaches like Spurrier. Punishment should be consistent at all schools. IMO.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/14/14 - 08:30 am
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Spurrier

Only a week after his backup quarterback Tanner McEvoy was charged with speeding and driving after consuming alcohol, the Ol’ Ball Coach reinstated his quarterback.
"You want him suspended for having a beer and he’s underage? How many football players would be playing if they had a beer and they were underage? But anyway, go talk to coach Tanner (athletic director Ray Tanner) about that, if we’re going to suspend him, OK? I’m not going to suspend him for that, all right?"

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