Freshman football player arrested on alcohol charge

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 7:48 AM
Last updated 3:24 PM
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Georgia freshman defensive end Montez Robinson was arrested early Monday morning by UGA police on a charge of underage possession of alcohol.

Police responded to the East Village parking deck off River Road at about 2 a.m. after a call from a parking service attendant that both rear tail lights were broken out of a 1999 Silver Lexus GS300, according to a police report.

The car belonged to Armita Didehvar, a student, who was outside Vandiver Hall talking to Robinson when police arrived.

Robinson, 19, smelled of alcohol, according to the officer’s report.

He was placed under arrest and “became very agitated while being placed into double locked handcuffs. He started to yell and scream while being placed in the rear of a caged unit,” according to the report.

The arrest is likely to trigger an automatic suspension for Robinson for Georgia’s bowl game, under Athletic Association alcohol policy.

Robinson was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 4:06 a.m. and released about an hour and a half later on a $500 bond.

Georgia coach Mark Richt is aware of the arrest and is looking into it, according to a spokesman.

Police continue to investigate the broken tail lights, but suspect vandalism was involved.

“Detectives are looking (into it),” Lt. Eric Dellinger said. “Obviously something is going on. We haven’t made a determination about who was involved in that damage.”

Robinson, the product of Avon, Ind., has played in a reserve role on the line this season, but was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after making five tackles and two sacks against Tennessee Tech on Nov. 7. He has played in 11 games.

Robinson is the fourth Georgia player arrested since Oct. 13. The other three arrests were traffic-related.

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smartie
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smartie 12/02/09 - 10:30 am
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monday morning? drinking.

monday morning? drinking. when does this guy go to class? this kid needs some discipline. maybe, they just need to send him back to indiana.

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/02/09 - 11:57 am
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Or Gainesville, Fl, we had

Or Gainesville, Fl, we had one too this week....

Purelaughs
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Purelaughs 12/02/09 - 02:29 pm
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Year after year UGA football

Year after year UGA football players are getting caught with alcohol. Richt needs to step in somewhere before he loses a star or two.

Mwilli5009
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Mwilli5009 12/02/09 - 03:22 pm
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He is old enough to die for

He is old enough to die for his country and serve on a grand jury that could determine the life of an accused criminal. But, he can't smell like alcohol. Hmm?

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KSL 12/02/09 - 08:55 pm
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Not when he is on the other

Not when he is on the other man's money, (scholarship).

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/03/09 - 02:55 pm
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Maybe they are just there to

Maybe they are just there to play - not to learn?

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