Georgia's Caleb King held on warrant

Updated: October 11, 2010, 5:22 PM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Georgia running back Caleb King was being held in the Athens-Clarke County jail on Monday for an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in traffic court in a neighboring county, a Walton County (Ga.) sheriff's official said.

A warrant was issued for King's arrest by the Walton County sheriff's office in August after he failed to appear in probate court for an outstanding traffic violation.

King is the school's 11th football player to be arrested this year.

Coach Mark Richt is aware of the situation and gathering information, school spokesman Claude Felton told The Associated Press. The school may have an update later Monday on King's status for this week's game against Vanderbilt.

King led the Bulldogs with 58 yards rushing in a 41-14 victory over Tennessee this past weekend, which snapped Georgia's four-game losing streak.

For the season, King ranks second on the team behind co-starter Washaun Ealey with 228 yards and one touchdown. Ealey has already been arrested this season, charged after he struck a vehicle in a school parking deck while driving his roommate's car on a suspended license. Ealey served a one-game suspension.

This is the second brush with the law for King, who was cited during his freshman year for riding on a scooter with a suspended license. He was unaware that he needed one.

Last month, Richt dismissed freshman Demetre Baker from the team following a drunken driving arrest. Richt would not confirm the team had a "zero tolerance" policy for further arrests, but said "I think all of our guys understand that they need to behave."

Mark Schlabach covers college sports for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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