Athens-Clarke County Police say Georgia Bulldog receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint was doing 90 miles per hour at the time of a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop on Atlanta Highway in Athens. The senior from Fort Lauderdale faces charges that include speeding and reckless driving. He’s the fourth Bulldog player this year to be arrested on driving-related charges. He’ll have a court date in July.
From WSB TV…
New details are being released about the driving arrest of a fourth University of Georgia football player.
On Tuesday, Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint was arrested and charged with reckless driving and speeding.
Channel 2′s Richard Elliot obtained copies of the incident report that detailed Rosemy-Jacksaint’s arrest.
Police say the wide receiver was clocked going 90 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour section of Atlanta Highway in Athens.
“The driver was also weaving through traffic while going at a high rate of speed,” the report read.
Since winning their second consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship in January, four players have been arrested related to their driving. Three of them have been charged with reckless driving.
Linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested for reckless driving and racing on highways and streets in February.
Defensive tackle Jalen Carter was arrested in March on reckless driving and street racing charges related to the January crash that killed recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy, 24, and UGA offensive lineman Devin Willock, 20.
Earlier this month, freshman wide receiver De’Nylon Morrissette was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, speeding and following too closely.
Head coach Kirby Smart says they have brought in Athens-Clarke County police to educate players about the dangers of speeding and drag racing.
“We’ve got complete control of our program and the kids in our program. Do kids make mistakes? Yes, they do. It happens all across the country. It happens here. There’s no lack of control for our program,” Smart said.
Athens resident Imani Martin worries that word isn’t getting through to the players and thinks UGA needs to do a better job about educating street safety.
“Be a little more careful and teach your students how to drive, make sure they know the consequences when they do stuff,” Martin told Elliot.
Neither Athens-Clarke County police nor the UGA Athletics Association responded to Channel 2 Action News’ requests for comments.
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