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.

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.


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.

Sims, who is from Valdosta, was a member of the Bulldogs' run to the Rose Bowl and College Football Playoff National Championship in 2017.

He played at Georgia from 2014 to 2017.