November 24, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree (9) celebrates a tackle for a loss in the second half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 42-10. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Former Georgia middle linebacker Alec Ogletree, who was likely to be a first-round pick in the 2013 draft and one of the top linebacker prospects, was arrested recently for DUI.
Pat Dye, Jr., Ogletree’s agent, released this statement:
"Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona. After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time."
Ogletree was already looking like a late-to-mid-first-round prospect, and this will likely be enough to know him out of the first-round, as suspended four games at the start of the 2012 for a “violation of team rules,” which, according to reports, was actually a violation of the team’s substance-abuse policy. Ogletree was also arrested early in his freshman season after being charged with stealing a $35 scooter helmet. That drew a one-game suspension.
During his senior year at Georgia, Ogletree notched 111 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, and six passes defensed.