ATHENS — In a sign of progress as he works his way through alcohol treatment, Jonathan Ledbetter is back practicing with his Georgia teammates.
The sophomore defensive end was seen at Monday’s practice, after working on his own last week. Since a DUI arrest in early July, his second alcohol-related arrest of the offseason, Ledbetter has been undergoing treatment and was not on the team’s 105-man roster. But his presence and participaton during Monday’s media viewing period means he’s back on the official roster.
Ledbetter is due to be suspended at least two games, per UGA’s policy for DUI offenses, but Smart has not confirmed the duration of his suspension.
Also worth nothing:
- Sophomore inside linebacker Natrez Patrick was withheld from practice, but was seen working out on an exercise bike on the sideline. He was receiving treatment at the end of practice on Saturday.
- Fellow sophomore Roquan Smith was working with the first team in Patrick’s place.
- Junior tailback Sony Michel was again taking reps during play polish drills, wearing white cast on his arm, just like late last week. Michel sat out the team drills in Saturday’s open practice.
- Sophomore Shaquery Wilson was back with the rest of the tailbacks, after missing a few practices with a bone bruise.
- Junior defensive tackle John Atkins remained out with a hyper-extended knee. Head coach Kirby Smart said Saturday that Atkins was day-to-day.