BREAKING: UGA freshman defensive end arrested
UGA freshman defensive end Chauncey Rivers was arrested for possession of marijuana.
According to an Athens-Clarke County jail booking report, Rivers was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Saturday morning for misdemeanor possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Rivers was released at 2:54 a.m. on $1,000 bond, according to the jail log.
Rivers was arrested on Nov. 4 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana after admitting to smoking in a UGA campus parking lot with teammate Natrez Patrick. The two Bulldogs were suspended for the Kentucky game on Nov. 7.
According to the UGA student-athlete handbook, Rivers is subjected to a suspension of “no less than 30 percent of the total sport season.” He will also have to complete 40 hours of community service and “will attend substance abuse counseling and evaluation sessions,” according to the handbook.
The former 4-star recruit has appeared in four games this season and has registered four tackles.
This arrest marks the first incident under new coach Kirby Smart.