Rivers arrested again
Georgia Bulldogs defensive end
Chauncey Rivers was arrested for misdemeanor
possession of marijuana (less than one once) early Saturday morning. The
18-year-old freshman was booked into the Clarke County jail at 1:12 a.m. ET.
Bond was set at $1000.00.
Rivers was arrested on the same charge on November 4 of this year, just 38
days ago. He and fellow freshman Natrez Patrick, who was arrested with Rivers at
that time on the same charge, were suspended for the game against Kentucky. The
Georgia Student Athlete Handbook indicates that a second drug offense will
result in the player missing 30 percent of the season which in the case of
football is four games. Rivers may be in deeper trouble that as there is a
probation period of a year for the first offense.
The arrest came at the beginning of a big recruiting weekend for new Georgia head coach Kirby Smart. While Rivers was being booked, many of the Bulldogs top offensive targets were enjoying downtown Athens with members of the current team.
Rivers played in four games this season and was credited with four tackles.