Former UGA football player arrested in Athens

Former UGA football player arrested in Athens

Former UGA football player Dyson Sims was arrested Wednesday night in Athens.

ATHENS, Ga. — Former University of Georgia football player Dyshon Sims was arrested Wednesday night in Athens.

Channel 2 Action News has learned former offensive lineman Sims was arrested just after 5 p.m. at the Walmart on Lexington Road on shoplifting charges.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that Sims is accused of trying to take $80 worth of items without paying.

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According to police, Sims was at the self-checkout counter and scanning items. He correctly scanned $50 worth of items, but incorrectly scanned the others.

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The loss prevention officer at Walmart caught Sims and held him until the Athens-Clarke County Police Department arrived, investigators said.

Sims was taken to the Clarke County Jail without incident.

He played at Georgia from 2014 to 2017.