Georgia LB Bellamy arrested for DUI

Georgia started spring practices with the arrest of four players hanging over the program.

It will open preseason practices on Friday following two more arrests this past week.

Linebacker Davin Bellamy was jailed early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

“Would like to apologize to #dawgnation for my immaturity,” Bellamy tweeted late Saturday morning after his release on bonds totaling $2,000 for misdemeanor charges. “I have embarrassed myself, my family, & my brothers. I will gain your trust back.”

It’s the seventh time a Georgia football player is known to have been arrested this offseason and comes three days after defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was dismissed from the team after he was charged Tuesday with felony aggravated assault/family violence.

Six Georgia players—five from the defenseРaccount for those seven arrests. Taylor also arrested for theft by deception in March along with three others.

Bellamy, a redshirt freshman, was arrested by Athens-Clarke County police and booked into the Clarke County Jail at 5:02 a.m. and was released at 6:22 a.m, according to the jail’s online booking report.

Under Georgia’s athletic policies for DUI arrests, Bellamy is facing a suspension of 20 percent of the season, which would be two games. Georgia opens the season with games against Clemson and South Carolina.

Wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley is expected to miss one game after his arrest last fall for possession of marijuana while he was out injured.

Bellamy, 19, from Chamblee High is listed as the backup to Jordan Jenkins at the “Jack” outside linebacker position. He was a four-star prospect by Scout.com.

Georgia is considered to have one of the nation’s top linebacking corps with Jenkins, Leonard Floyd, Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera.

No further information was available Saturday on Bellamy’s arrest, according to police.

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