Member of Georgia Football Coaching Staff Arrested Less Than 24 Hours Before Season Opener

Published 09/05/2023, 5:25 AM EDT

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In a shocking turn of events, authorities arrested former NFL linebacker Jarvis Jones for reckless driving. Jarvis now works as a football staff for the Georgia Bulldogs. The arrest comes just 24 hours before the season’s opener. 33-year-old Jarvis Jones works as a player coordinator for the Bulldogs. Jones’s arrest has gathered a lot of limelight in the past 24 hours. The timing of the arrest is worrisome for the Bulldogs and could affect the morale of the team before the season starts.

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Jarvis Jones’ arrest, late Friday is the latest driving incident that has hampered the reputation of the two-time champions. This arrest happened soon after the passing of Kevin Willcock and Chandler Lecroy. Devin and Chandler died from a severe car crash accident. The crash happened shortly after a victory parade to celebrate their championship win. Although the incident happened on the 15th Of January, the team is still struggling to cope with the loss.

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Jarvis Jones burst on the scene as a young prodigy. Jones became the 17th player to be picked at the 2013 NFL draft, making his way to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played four seasons for them before a serious injury cut short his career. He also played in Georgia from 2010 to 2012 under coach Mark Richt. In the two seasons, he created a handful of records. He announced his retirement in the year 2017 after failing to recover from an injury.

According to an Athens-Clarke county police report, Jarvis Jones got arrested shortly before Friday midnight. Although there were no casualties reported, Jones got arrested for reckless driving and speeding. They released him after he paid $2400 bond. Georgia Coach Kirby Smart gave an official statement in which he mentioned Jones will face Internal Discipline.

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Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Monday that Jones would face “internal discipline.” “It’s a personnel matter and I really can’t comment further on it,” Smart said.

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The fans also reacted to the incident and not all of them were pleased with it.

Petey Parks mentions – the players need guidance off the field as well.

One fan showed a bit of emotion and felt sad about the incident.

@ErcikJ33 looked very irritated with the entire incident.

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One fan wanted the driving license to be taken away.

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The reports show that 14 Georgia Bulldogs players have faced arrest or booking for reckless driving in recent times. It appears that the experiences have not been enough to teach them a lesson. Georgia Bulldogs players and management need to keep themselves out of trouble. Reckless driving can end not only careers but can also end important lives. Hopefully, Jarvis Jones learns from this incident and never repeats such kind of incident.

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Anirban Chatterjee

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Anirban Chatterjee is a fresh Sports Viral Moments writer at EssentiallySports. He has completed his higher education from Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences as an MBA in Sports Management. He represented Jharkhand State Cricket Team in different age groups starting from u-15 till u-22 level.
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