ATHENS — Chauncey Rivers, a freshman defensive end on the Georgia football team, was arrested on a marijuana charge for a second time in a little more than a month.
Rivers was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana early on Saturday morning, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail log. He was booked at 1:12 a.m. and released on $1,000 bond at 2:54 a.m., according to the online jail log.
On Nov. 4, also early in the morning, Rivers and fellow freshman Natrez Patrick were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession at a campus parking deck. Rivers and Patrick, a linebacker, were suspended for that week’s game against Kentucky.
“They made a very poor decision and I¹m extremely disappointed,” then-head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. “They will be disciplined in an appropriate manner and hopefully have learned a valuable life lesson that will benefit them moving forward.”
Georgia’s drug policy calls for a four-game suspension for a football player’s second violation of the policy.
Rivers has appeared in four games this season, mostly on special teams and at the end of games, registering four tackles, one for a loss. He was a consensus four-star prospect out of Stephenson High School and a member of the AJC Super 11.