Georgia 5-star freshman DB faces disorderly conduct charge

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Georgia freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson arrested on disorderly conduct charge.

ATHENS — Georgia freshman cornerback Tyrique Stevenson was charged with disorderly conduct early Sunday morning, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail booking recap.

The Athens Clark County police department charged Stevenson at 2:42 a.m. Sunday morning on the misdemeanor and he was released at 3:26 a.m. after posting a $1,000 bond.

Stevenson is a 5-star recruit from Homestead, Fla., who attended Miami Southridge High School before enrolling in January at the University of Georgia.

Stevenson is the third Georgia football player who has been charged in the last month.

Smart said last Tuesday he had concerns about the leadership on his team.

“I’ve never felt great about leadership at this point in time,  I didn’t feel great two years ago, I didn’t feel great last year,” Smart said. “I think you can’t find true leadership, and you can’t manipulate it. You can’t make it happen.”

All three players charged in the last month play on defense, where UGA has a new coordinator in 32-year-old Dan Lanning.

Bulldogs reserve linebacker Jaden Hunter was booked last Wednesday by UGA police for illegally stopping, standing or parking a vehicle and driving with a suspended/revoked license.

Latavious Brini was charged after allegedly slapping a man outside of an Athens bar on Feb 28.

Brini has continued to practice with the team.

“This type of behavior is extremely disappointing and not representative of the standards for our football student-athletes,” Smart said after Brini’s arrest. “His discipline will be handled internally and hopefully good lessons will be learned that will lead to better choices moving forward.”

Smart has yet to issue a statement on Stevenson.


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