published Friday, March 9th, 2012

Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles arrested on DUI charge

Orson Charles
Orson Charles
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles, who bypassed his senior season to enter next month’s NFL draft, was arrested this morning in Athens and charged with DUI and driving minimum speed.

The 21-year-old Charles was booked around 4:30, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking report, and released about an hour later after posting bond at $1,750. He struggled in the 40-yard dash during Monday’s Pro Day workouts on campus and is scheduled to hold an autograph signing session Saturday in Athens.

Charles, a 6-foot-3, 241-pounder from Tampa, amassed 45 receptions for 574 yards and five touchdowns this past season. His three-year career with the Bulldogs contained 94 receptions for 1,370 yards and 10 scores.

ESPN analyst Todd McShay has Charles projected among the top three tight ends available and among the top 40 or 45 selections overall.

For more information, read Saturday's Times Free Press

about David Paschall...

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 ...

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