Georgia football freshman arrested on DUI-related charges early Sunday morning

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Georgia football freshman Bill Norton was arrested on DUI-related charges on Sunday morning.

Georgia freshman defensive lineman Bill Norton was arrested on DUI-related charges and booked at 4:25 a.m. according to Athens Clarke-County police records.

Other charges, per the booking log, included failure to maintain lane/improper driving on road and possession of alcohol under 21 years of age.

Norton posted $1,000 bond on each of the three misdemeanor charges before being released at 5:44 a.m. on Sunday.

The former 4-star recruit rated as the nation’s No. 9 strong-side DE and the nation’s No. 161 overall prospect per the 247Sports Composite rankings. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound freshman from Memphis also listed as the No. 4 player in Tennessee.

The Bulldogs’ have a senior-laden defensive line, and Norton was not expected to travel with the team when it opens the season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Vanderbilt.

Norton has been viewed as a strong candidate to redshirt after being a long-time commitment (March 2018) who stayed true to Georgia after a late push from Tennessee. He was the second-highest-rated of the five defensive line prospects the Bulldogs signed in 2019.

Coach Kirby Smart said the only freshman defensive lineman expected to contribute at this point is Travon Walker.

 

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