Talk about failing to take advantage of catching a break.
In mid-March, Jonathan Ledbetter (pictured, No. 13) was arrested a pair of alcohol-related misdemeanors. Subsequent to that, however, the district attorney decided against pursuing charges as he didn’t feel they would hold up in court.
Fastforward four months, and Ledbetter has found himself on the wrong side of the law yet again, with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporting that the Georgia defensive lineman was arrested very early Saturday morning following a traffic stop. Ledbetter was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and underaged possession of alcohol. What led to the arrest and charges have yet to be detailed.
According to the Athens-Clarke County website, Ledbetter remains in jail as of this posting.
Ledbetter was already expected to face a one-game suspension for his first run-in with the law, even as the charges were dropped. At the very least, Ledbetter is looking at additional lost playing time, if not an outright dismissal.
As of yet, UGA officials have not commented on Ledbetter’s status with the program.
After playing in seven games as a true freshman in 2015, Ledbetter had been expected to compete for an increased role in the Bulldogs’ defensive line rotation this upcoming season, provided this upcoming season comes with the Bulldogs.
A total of four Georgia football players have been arrested a combined eight times since the beginning of November. Two of those players, Chad Clay and Chauncey Rivers, have since been dismissed from the football program.