Offensive tackle D’Antne Demery has been released from his National Letter of Intent following his arrest for simple battery and criminal trespass in Athens on Saturday.
Demery (6-foot-6, 319), signed with UGA in February out of Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Georgia. He is rated as the nation’s 16th overall offensive lineman according to 247Sports.
According to the Athens-Clarke County booking log, Demery was booked into the jail at 10:52pm ET on Saturday evening. He was released from the jail on Sunday afternoon at 1:03pm ET after posting a $500 bond for the criminal trespass charge and $1,350 bond for the simple battery charge.
Below is a description of Demery’s incident from the Macon Telegraph:
Late Saturday night, Athens-Clarke County police officers were called to the area near the Waffle House location for what amounted to a domestic violence incident involving Demery allegedly “choking (strangling) a female.” Police were able to reach the victim by Boar’s Head Lounge.
“Upon arrival, both individuals had left the area,” the police account reads. “Moments later, the victim called 911; advising that she wished to press charges against D’Antne Demery for hitting her. Contact was made with the victim in front of Boars Head (sic). She stated that she and Demery got into an argument; he began to get loud, she started to walk off, he told her ‘walk off again, and Imma show you’. She began to walk away again, at which point, Demery came from behind her; grabbing her on the back of her neck; pushing her against the wall, and also grabbing her by the hair.”
According to police, Demery admitted to placing his hands on the mother of his child. She told police Demery “has been physically violent with her in the past.”