Kirby Smart Responds To Recent Rash Of UGA Player Arrests

first_imgA closeup of Kirby Smart in Georgia Bulldogs apparel.AUBURN, AL – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirby Smart of the Georgia Bulldogs walks the field prior to facing the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)There probably wouldn’t be a college football season without a little bit of off-field drama. Unfortunately, the Georgia Bulldogs have recently been connected to a sizable chunk of it.Speaking at Tuesday practice per DawgNation, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart expressed his disappointment at seeing so many of his players get arrested in the few months since the 2018 season ended. From February to March, four Georgia players have been arrested in incidents across the southeast.“Obviously, I’m extremely disappointed,” Smart said on Tuesday, after the Bulldogs’ fourth spring practice. “There’s a standard of behavior that’s expected of student athletes at the University of Georgia.”Sophomore linebacker Latavius Brini was arrested charged with misdemeanor simple battery. Linebacker Jaden Hunter was arrested for car violations and driving with a suspended license.But defensive back Tyrique Stevenson and wide receiver Tyler Simmons were allegedly involved in a skirmish at a bar in Athens.Smart expressed his concern regarding his players’ decision-making and made it clear he expects them to be “law-abiding citizens.”“My concerns are the decisions that are made to put yourself in that situation,” Smart said. “When you go downtown you’ve got to behave. You’ve got to act the right way and be law-abiding citizens. That’s the expectations we have for our players, and to be honest with you, most of our guys do that.All four players are continuing to practice with the team.[DawgNation]last_img