ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.
It’s the seventh time a Georgia football player is known to have been arrested this off-season and comes days after defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the team after he was charged with felony aggravated assault/family violence.
Bellamy, a redshirt freshman, was arrested by Athens-Clarke County police and booked into the Clarke County Jail at 5:02 a.m. and was released at 6:22 a.m. after posting bonds totaling $2,000, according to the jail’s online booking report.
Bellamy issued a statement on his Twitter account Saturday morning: Would like to apologize to #dawgnation for my immaturity. I have embarrassed myself, my family, & my brothers. I will gain your trust back
Under Georgia’s athletic policies for DUI arrests, Bellamy is facing a suspension of 20 percent of the season, which would be two games. Georgia opens the season against Clemson and South Carolina.
The 19-year old, from Chamblee High, is listed as the backup to Jordan Jenkins at the “Jack” outside linebacker position. He was a four-star prospect by Scout.com.
Texas: Officials say two players who had received a meal from an agent will be eligible to play when the season starts.
A statement issued by the school says Texas reported the meal to the NCAA. According to Texas, the situation was resolved and the players will not be required to miss practice or any games.
Texas opens the season Aug. 30 against at home against North Texas.
The statement did not identify the players involved.