Georgia All-SEC linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor charges of racing on highway/streets and reckless driving, according to Athens-Clarke County jail booking records.
Sources confirmed multiple reports to ESPN that an incident involving Dumas-Johnson occurred on Jan. 10, the day after Georgia’s 65-7 victory over TCU in the College Football Playoff national championship game in Los Angeles.
In a statement issued Wednesday evening, the University of Georgia did not mention Dumas-Johnson specifically but said: “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. 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, a finalist for the Butkus Award as the top linebacker in college football last season, was booked into jail at 6:34 p.m. after a warrant was issued for his arrest and then released at 7:15 p.m., according to booking records.
The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Dumas-Johnson’s name was in the University of Georgia police log stemming from a Jan. 10 incident at 8 p.m. The log, according to the Banner-Herald, stated that warrants were issued Tuesday from an investigation into two vehicles traveling next to each other on College Station Road in a “reckless manner at high speeds that fled the area upon sign of the officer.”
Dumas-Johnson, a rising junior, was second on Georgia’s team with 70 total tackles and led the Bulldogs with nine tackles for loss.