Georgia inside linebacker Marcus Dowtin has been given an unconditional release to transfer to another institution, the university announced Tuesday.
Dowtin just finished his junior season, earning starts against Kentucky and Florida, but did not play New Year’s Eve in the 10-6 loss to Central Florida in the Liberty Bowl.
The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder from Maryland was involved in an altercation at a bar last spring in his home state. He knocked a man unconscious in that incident and was charged with second-degree assault but was never arrested. Bulldogs coach Mark Richt was not made aware of the incident until recently.
In his three seasons in Athens, Dowtin made six starts and amassed 131 tackles, including 11.5 for lost yardage.
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 ...