Georgia redshirt sophomore football players Dontavius Jackson and Tavarres King were arrested this morning in Athens by university police.
Jackson, a reserve running back, was charged with six misdemeanors, including DUI, underage possession and leaving the scene of an accident. He was booked at 6:25 a.m., according to the Clarke County Sheriff’s jail booking report, and remained there as of late morning.
King was booked at 5:55 on an underage possession charge and released at 7:04 after posting $500 bond, according to the report.
The 20-year-old Jackson had four carries for 38 yards last season and is better known for being the “peacemaker” during a late-night taxi cab incident March 28 in which a married couple filed assault charges. He also was charged this morning with following too closely, violating the move over law and driving with a learner’s permit.
King, 19, had 18 receptions for 377 yards and a touchdown last season.
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David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...