White arrested for second time in three months

Updated: June 5, 2005, 11:28 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia linebacker Derrick White, a senior projected as a starter, was dismissed from the team by coach Mark Richt following White's second arrest in three months on Friday night.

White was charged with driving under the influence after being stopped at police checkpoint, according to a police report. Police said a field sobriety test registered a .143 blood alcohol level, above the .08 limit.

White already was suspended for the first two games of the 2005 season following his involvement in a bar fight in Athens on April 10. After the incident, White was banned from downtown Athens at night for six months.

"If it was his first offense, then this would not have happened to him," Richt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "But he has lost his privilege to be a Georgia Bulldog."

White started seven games in 2004 and recorded 38 tackles, fourth-most among returning Bulldogs.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.