William Mote, Georgia football long snapper, apparently celebrated his team’s national championship victory a little too enthusiastically.
According to a report from the Athens Banner-Herald, William Mote was arrested in the early morning after allegedly breaking a single pane window of a downtown Athens law office.
“William Mote told Athens-Clarke County police he was intoxicated after drinking at the Silver Dollar Bar, went to see a friend and mistakenly went to the law office, according to a police incident report,” the Banner-Herald wrote.
The redshirt sophomore, who has been the Bulldogs’ long snapper on punts the last two seasons, was charged with a second degree felony for damage of greater than $500. He was booked into the Clarke County Jail and eventually released on a $1,300 bond.
Georgia capped off a 14-1 season with a 33-18 victory over Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game last Monday night.
Warrants for Georgia senior receiver Demetris Robertson were issued earlier this week on the felony charge of interference with government property and the misdemeanor charge of theft by taking, according to the University of Georgia Police Department log.
Robertson is in trouble after an investigation into the theft of a parking boot in the East Campus Deck between 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. last Monday, of which he is the alleged perpetrator, as reported by the UGA Parking Services.
The former 5-star receiver from Savannah Christian has struggled to get on track at Georgia after transferring back to his home state following his FWAA Freshman All-American season at Cal in 2016.
Georgia defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt was arrested late Tuesday night on three charges. Wyatt and a female were in a verbal altercation last Friday night that led to Wyatt kicking the female’s exterior apartment door at McWhorter Hall multiple times from the hallway to force it open according to a UGA police incident report obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald.
The senior from Decatur is charged with family violence, criminal trespass and damage to property, according to the Clarke County Sherriff’s website. All three are misdemeanors.
The arresting agency is listed as the Clarke County Sherriff’s Office.
Wyatt was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 11:35 p.m. and was released at 12:06 p.m. Wednesday His bonds totaled $2,500.
After an argument began in Wyatt’s Vandiver Hall dorm room, the female left and walked to her dorm room in McWhorter Hall.
Wyatt followed behind and kicked the door multiple times to force it open.
An unknown individual notified police of a fight between a male and female in McWhorter Hall.
When reporting to the scene, two UGA police officers arrived to find Wyatt and a female walking out of McWhorter Hall when they stopped the female who matched the description given by the unknown caller. They walked her into Vandiver Hall for questioning.
When questioning the female, Wyatt walked back through the lobby of Vandiver Hall and they stopped and detained him for questioning.
The police gathered information from the dorm room and said that it “showed a pattern of cohabitation for (the female) and Wyatt, which resulted in this incident being a Family Violence incident.” The value of the door was less than $500 according to housing staff.
Wyatt and the female indicated that they did not fear for their safety and were released Friday pending the completion of a follow-up investigation.
Police filed a warrant for Wyatt’s arrest on Tuesday night.
“I’m disappointed in the misconduct that is outlined in the incident report,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “This is not indicative of the behavior we expect from our student-athletes who represent the University of Georgia and our football proram. We will address it internally in the appropriate way.”
The 6-foot-3, 301-pound Wyatt played in 13 games last season with 30 tackles, a sack and was second on the team with 27 quarterback hurries. He came to Georgia before the 2018 season from Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.
According to Georgia Football Coach Kirby Smart, University of Georgia wide receiver and former Newton High standout Jeremiah Holloman has been dismissed from the football team after an investigation into a 2018 assault was launched earlier this month.
ATHENS — Georgia linebackers Robert Beal and Brenton Cox were arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana on Tuesday. The pair was arrested by the UGA Police Department at 3:13 p.m. with less than one ounce of marijuana, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap report. The arrest takes place less than one week after Coach Kirby Smart said disciplinary issues that had cropped up earlier this spring would be “handled the right way.”
According to the jail booking recap report, Stevenson was booked at 2:42 a.m. He was released at 3:26 a.m. on a $1,000 bond.
Jaden Hunter faces misdemeanor charges that include driving with a suspended license and standing/stopping/parking in a prohibited area. Specifics of the arrest were not immediately available. The University of Georgia Police Department is reporting the arrest of a Georgia Bulldog football player.
Hunter, the son of former Bulldog player Brice Hunter, is a rising junior on this year’s team. He played at Westlake High School in Atlanta. The arrest comes as Hunter and his Bulldog teammates are beginning spring football practices.
Latavious Brini, Georgia reserve defensive back, 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.
Kevin Purvis, 37, who is listed as associate equipment manager on the Georgia Athletic Association’s website, was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail at 8:48 p.m. Friday and charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor. Three of the felonies are for illegal eavesdropping or surveillance. The other felony was for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and the misdemeanor was for possession of marijuana.
Purvis’ arrest came nearly a month after an unidentified person found a camera hidden in a shower area of Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. UGA officials called police Feb. 27 and an investigation began. Arrest warrants for Purvis were executed Friday by the Athens-Clarke County sheriff’s office, and Purvis turned himself into the jail later that night. He remains incarcerated on $16,000 in bonds.