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Georgia LB busted for DUI

Cornelius Washington, Randall Mackey

Georgia’s celebration after defeating Mississippi State 24-10 on Saturday apparently extended well into the night. As a result, one of the Bulldogs’ best defensive playmakers has landed himself into some legal trouble.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports today that linebacker Cornelius Washington was arrested just before 2 a.m. this morning by Commerce police for driving under the influence of alcohol. Washington was pulled over for going 92 miles per hour in a 55-MPH zone.

“I asked Mr. Washington if he had been drinking and he stated yes but it had been several hours prior,” the arresting officer stated in the report. Washington added that he had a “couple of shots.”

Washington failed a field sobriety test and blew a .12 in an alco-sensor test. He was booked in a Jackson Co. jail and later released on $3,500 bond.

In a Sunday conference call, head coach Mark Richt said he met with Washington today. “He’s sick. He feels awful,” Richt said. “He knows that he let the team down, let his coaches down.”

Washington has been suspended for at least the next two games against Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

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6 Responses to “Georgia LB busted for DUI”
  1. bobulated says: Oct 2, 2011 10:00 PM

    That last line should have read “Suspended for season”. 92 in a 55 and DUI = two game slap on the wrists? And Mark Richt wonders why people call his teams undisciplined.

  2. bigcountry49 says: Oct 3, 2011 6:45 AM

    Forty over the speed limit while drunk driving? He should be out for the year. Having fun is one thing, putting other people’s lives in danger because of your stupidity is another.

  3. chitownmike says: Oct 3, 2011 8:49 AM

    Shocker….Georgia player arrested……shocker

  4. mydixienormus says: Oct 3, 2011 9:13 AM

    Coach Richt will say a few prayers for this guy and all will be forgiven…

    Maybe UGA will get another bowl game against a different FL Community College this year and lose, again.

  5. jonkybon says: Oct 3, 2011 3:23 PM

    Lets see a Georgia player is arrested for doing something wrong. He admits his trangression, apologizes and accepts punishment without complaint.

    UGA Coach Richt penalizes his star player before he is convicted of anything despite being on the hot seat.

    The integrity and accountability at UGA is something you don’t see at many colleges and NONE of the other SEC schools.

    For the blowhards that whine it isn’t enough, what has your coach done to warrant the type of punishment you suggest? NOTHING!!!

  6. lakesidegator says: Oct 3, 2011 7:35 PM

    If he had “a couple of shots” a “few hours earlier,” he would have been on the downnslope of extrapolation of BAC bigtime, when he blew that .12
    Wonder when he got in that car,
    Wonder what the “shots” were, and
    Wonder what the big hurry was all about.

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