UGA player arrested for reckless driving, racing on highway, police say

ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. — A University of Georgia football player was arrested in connection to reckless driving.

UGA linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested for reckless driving and racing on highways and streets.

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According to the UGA Athletics Association, the arrest was in connection to an incident on January 10 in Athens.

The UGA Athletics Association released the following statement on Wednesday:

“We are aware of a report relating to a January 10 incident on College Station Road involving one of our student-athletes. The alleged conduct does not reflect our program’s values or the high standards we have established. As this is an open matter involving a student, we are not able to provide any additional information at this time and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”


Johnson was released the same day.

Johnson is the second UGA player arrested after the team’s championship win in January.

On Jan. 29, former UGA quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested in Texas and charged with public intoxication.

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