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Georgia defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested this past week in Athens on a misdemeanor battery charge.

Georgia reserve defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested this week in Athens on a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.

Brini, a redshirt sophomore from Miami Gardens, Florida, was booked Thursday night into the Clarke County Jail, where he remained for about two hours before being released on a $1,850 bond, according to the jail's online booking information.

"This type of behavior is extremely disappointing and not representative of the standards for our football student-athletes," Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said through a release. "His discipline will be handled internally, and hopefully good lessons will be learned that will lead to better choices moving forward."

The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Brini was a three-star member of Georgia's 2017 signing class and redshirted his first year. He competed in five games this past season and made his lone career tackle during the opening 45-0 rout of Austin Peay.

In 2017, Brini faced a felony forgery charge after allegedly passing a counterfeit $100 bill at an Athens pet store, but that charge was dismissed due to a lack of evidence.

Tide to start Friday

Alabama will hold its first spring practice Friday but won't hold its second workout until Monday, March 18, when the university resumes classes after spring break.

The Crimson Tide will conclude spring drills April 13, when they stage the A-Day game at 2 p.m. EDT. ESPN2 will televise the game.

Receivers commit

Alabama and Georgia both received 2020 commitments Saturday from four-star receivers.

Committing to the Tide was Traeshon Holden, a 6-3, 195-pounder from Baltimore, while the Bulldogs received a pledge from Justin Robinson, a 6-4, 200-pounder from McDonough, Georgia.

Alabama now has 12 commitments for its 2020 class, while Georgia has four.

Contact David Paschall at dpaschall@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6524.

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