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Star UGA player facing 7 charges, including DUI, jail records show

Javon Bullard was released at 8:30 a.m. Sunday on bonds totaling $4,250.00.

ATHENS, Ga. — Hours after the Georgia Bulldogs beat Kent State, one of their star defensive backs was arrested on seven misdemeanor charges, including one for driving under the influence, 11Alive News partners at UGASports.com found in an Athens Clarke County online jail report. 

Sophomore defensive back Javon Bullard was booked into the Athens Clarke County jail at 4:57 a.m. after his arrest by UGA police and later released at 8:30 a.m. on bonds totaling $4,250.00.

Coach Kirby Smart said Bullard must appear before a committee that includes athletic director Josh Brooks.

“Disappointed in Javon,” Smart said Monday. “Hate it for him. He has a wonderful family but made poor decisions, and it will be dealt with internally.”

Smart said there is “still a lot in the air there” regarding Bullard’s status.

Bullard has started in three of four games at the “star” defensive back position. He has seven tackles.

Along with a misdemeanor charge of DUI ($1,500) bond, Bullard was charged with license to be carried an exhibited on demand, improper turning, furnishing, purchasing, and possession of alcoholic beverage by persons under 21, failure to maintain lane, driving without headlights, and holding a wireless device.

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Georgia's Javon Bullard celebrates after the College Football Playoff championship football game against Alabama Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Indianapolis. Georgia won 33-18. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

UGA officials have not immediately responded with comment.

Bullard has started three of Georgia’s four games at star for the Bulldogs and has four tackles to go along with one pass breakup.

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