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Georgia football player’s reckless driving arrest explained in Athens police report

Updated: May 20

Sacovie Jahmal White

A University of Georgia football player was arrested by a police officer who saw him driving the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Athens, with a passenger “partly outside” of his car.

According to a police report, the officer observed the alleged violations at about 2 a.m. Saturday when 18-year-old Sacovie Jahmal White was driving a 2021 Dodge Charger “at a high speed” the wrong way on East Clayton Street.

The officer noted in the report that the violations occurred in an area where people were leaving bars and entering vehicles near multiple crosswalks, “showing a complete disregard for the safety of his passengers, himself, and innocent civilians.”

The passenger who reportedly had been partially outside of the car was not identified in the report.

When making contact, the officer explained to the UGA Bulldogs freshman wide receiver that he was being arrested because “there had multiple accidents with pedestrians involved and we are trying to prevent more from happening.”

White was booked into the county jail for the misdemeanor offenses of reckless driving and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

He was released upon posting bonds totaling $26.





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Here it is Joe, It wasn't deleted. This is the one I commented on.

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There will be no case against him by the district attorney.

But what there will be Is a mandatory apology made to Sacovie Jahmal White by the Officer for harassment.

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That's a laughable bond amount. Is that amount for everybody or just UGA football players?

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That must be the Bulldog Special. I’m surprised the Athletic Association hasn’t arranged ‘Get Out Of Jail Free’ cards for its players. We know from recent experience that athletes aren’t going to be held accountable at the same level as non athletes.

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$26? That's a bond?

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It’s two bonds total, each for the amount of fine that would be required for a conviction/guilty plea.

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