Safety Alec Ogletree suspended

Updated: September 3, 2010, 6:25 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia safety Alec Ogletree has been suspended for at least one game following a misdemeanor theft charge.

University police obtained a warrant on a misdemeanor theft charge stemming from a June incident in which a scooter helmet was reported missing from a student-athlete academic center, Chief Jimmy Williamson said.

The helmet was later reported to be in Ogletree's possession and a warrant on a theft by taking charge was issued following an investigation, Williamson said.

Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said in a statement Friday that Ogletree will miss Saturday's game against Louisiana-Lafayette.

"Certainly it's an unfortunate sequence of events," Richt said. "I'm disappointed in the situation and will continue to gather information as the case is processed through proper legal channels.

"In the meantime, Alec is still responsible for a poor decision and will serve a minimum one-game suspension as a result," he said.

A woman who answered the phone at the Clarke County jail said Ogletree turned himself in Friday and was released on bond. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound safety from Newnan is the ninth Georgia football player to be arrested this year.


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