UGA LB Cornelius Washington arrested for DUI
Georgia Bulldogs outside linebacker Cornelius Washington was arrested and charged with DUI early this morning, Ledger-Enquirer.com has reported.
Washington, 22, was pulled over for speeding (92 mph in a 55 mph zone) and driving under the influence by the Commerce Police Department. The police report indicated that his blood-alcohol level was .12. He was released from the Jackson County Jail this morning after posting a $3,500 bond.
The standard UGA punishment for this offense is 10% of competition, so Washington will likely miss this weekend’s Tennessee game at a minimum.
Washington, a junior from Hepzibah, Georgia, has recorded 7 tackles, 2 assists and 3.5 sacks so far this season.
Update: UGA head coach Mark Richt has suspended Washington for “at least” the next two games – at Tennessee (10/8) and at Vanderbilt (10/15).