ESPN is reporting Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree, one of the top prospects in the upcoming NFL draft, was arrested and charged with DUI earlier this week in Arizona.
According to Ogletree’s agent, Pat Dye, the former UGA standout was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona. He was later arrested and cited with DUI after failing field sobriety tests administered by officers at the scene.
Dye released the following statement after Ogletree’s arrest:
“Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time.”
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Ogletree has had a run-in with the law.
As a freshman, the 6’3″, 232 pound linebacker was arrested and charged with theft after taking a Georgia track athlete’s motorcycle helmet. He was suspended to start that season.
In 2012, Ogletree was once again suspended — this time for four games — by coach Mark Richt for violating UGA’s marijuana-use policy in the spring.
“Of course there are some things I wish I could take back,” Ogletree said earlier this year. “But, you know, overall I feel like I had a great time here at Georgia and I’m going to cherish that ‘til I die.”
During his senior year at Georgia, Alec Ogletree totaled 111 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and six passes defensed.
Prior to the arrest, he was projected by NFL.com’s Gil Brandt to be drafted with the No. 8 overall pick.