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UGA football player charged with DUI

Scott Faytok
NJ Advanced Media

A University of Georgia football player was arrested on multiple driving-related charges, including driving under the influence, early Monday morning in Oconee County.

De'Nylon Morrissette, a wide receiver preparing for his sophomore season with the Bulldogs, also faces charges of driving too fast for conditions, following too closely and Class D license restrictions after allegedly crashing into another vehicle on a highway.

Morrissette's arrest is the latest in a series of off-field incidents for the Georgia football program since winning their second straight national championship. He’s the third member of the team to be arrested on driving-related charges in the past year.

Coach Kirby Smart, when asked about the team's recent pattern of legal troubles and tragic incidents, insisted that there is not a culture problem within the program when it comes to obeying laws.

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