Georgia Football Player Jamon Dumas-Johnson Arrested On Multiple Charges

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Georgia football player Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested and booked in Athens-Clarke County on Wednesday.

According to the Athens-Clarke County booking records, Dumas-Johnson was booked shortly after 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday evening and released approximately 45 minutes later. The Bulldogs sophomore linebacker was arrested on multiple charges including reckless driving and racing on highways/streets.

The arrest stems from an incident that took place the day after Georgia’s blowout win over TCU in the national championship game.

“We are aware of a report relating to a January 10 incident on College Station Road involving one of our student-athletes. The alleged conduct does not reflect our program’s values or the high standards we have established,” the university said in a statement, via ESPN.com. “As this is an open matter involving a student, we are not able to provide any additional information at this time and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.”

Dumas-Johnson was traveling “in a reckless manner at high speeds” alongside another vehicle when he was spotted by the University of Georgia police. Before police could apprehend him, he had fled the area.

Authorities then issued a warrant for Dumas-Johnson’s arrest on February 21.

Last season, Dumas-Johnson recorded 70 total tackles, four sacks, and three pass deflections. Dumas-Johnson was a finalist for the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in college football.

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