Two UGA football players charged with battery

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia offensive linemen Trinton Sturdivant and Justin Anderson were arrested Monday night on charges of simple battery after a female alleged she was touched without her consent at a campus dorm.

The female alleged that individuals unknown to her approached her in a breezeway of East Campus Village Building 1512 early Friday morning, according to an incident report from the University of Georgia police department. Sturdivant and Anderson are listed as residents of Building 1512, while the victim is listed as a Bogart resident and a campus visitor.

The victim met with a university police officer at 2:17 a.m. last Friday in Rooker Hall, 32 minutes after the alleged incident.

In separate affidavits, it is alleged that Sturdivant and Anderson each “did intentionally make physical contact of an insulting nature with (the alleged victim), who he does not know, when he approached her and touched her stomach.”

Warrants were issued for Sturdivant and Anderson at 3 p.m. on Monday and they were booked on Monday night.

Sturdivant, 19, a starting tackle from Wadesboro, N.C., was booked at 9:56 p.m. and released at 10:46 p.m. on a $1,500 bond. Anderson, 20, a guard from Ocilla, Ga., was booked at 9:49 p.m and released at 11:07 p.m., also on a $1,500 bond, according to the Clarke County Jail booking report.

The misdemeanor arrests could leave Georgia thin on the offensive line at least for its season opener against Georgia Southern on Aug. 30 if they bring suspensions from Coach Mark Richt. The coach is out of town this week, but is aware of the incident involving Sturdivant and Anderson, according to Georgia spokesman Claude Felton. No disciplinary action is expected this week.

Starting offensive guard Clint Boling is already facing the possibility of a suspension of at least one game for a DUI arrest in Alpharetta in May.

Defensive end Jeremy Lomax also faces a possible suspension after he was arrested on a concealed weapons charge last month.

Six Georgia players are now known to have been arrested this offseason.


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