UGA basketball player Donte’ Williams could face suspension after drug arrest

Georgia rising junior basketball player Donte’ Williams could be suspended for the start of the coming season after he was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge over the weekend.

“I’m aware of the situation with Donte, am looking into it, and will deal with it accordingly,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said Tuesday while attending the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla.

Williams, a starting post player, was arrested at Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta police confirmed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was booked into Atlanta City Jail around 9 p.m. Friday.

Williams was in a black Dodge Charger with the personalized license plate of “DWILLS15,” according to the Journal-Constitution.

Police reported smelling “an extremely strong odor of burning marijuana coming from this vehicle.”

Williams and the driver, Claude Reid, told police they smoked marijuana at a nearby studio but denied the pot police found in the car — estimated at 3.3 grams — belonged to them.

Under Georgia Athletic Association policy, Williams would have to miss 10 percent of the season for the drug offense. That would be games against Jacksonville and two games in Athens in the Legends Classic against opponents to be announced.

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