UGA football defensive back Javon Bullard arrested, charged with DUI

Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Javon Bullard during the Capital One Orange Bowl game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Michigan Wolverines on December 31, 2021

UGA football defensive back Javon Bullard arrested, charged with DUI
UGA football defensive back Javon Bullard arrested, charged with DUI

Athens Police say the arrested and charged a University of Georgia football player with a DUI under the age of 21, improper, turning, furnishing, purchasing, and possession of alcoholic beverages as a person under 21, failure to use his headlights and more.

According to the police report, Bulldogs defensive back Javon Bullard was charged over the weekend. Police say they initially pulled over the sophomore for failing to stay in his lane Sunday morning and tested him for alcohol. According to the charges, his test came back with a 0.02 concentration.

Bullard was reportedly booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail around 5 a.m. Sunday and was released a few hours later on bond.

In a statement, UGA officials said that they were aware of the incident involving Bullard.

"We are limited in what we can say, but the report is disappointing and is not reflective of our standards. In addition to University disciplinary processes, we will address the incident internally according to Athletic Association policies," officials told the Athens-Banner Herald.

The defensive back has started three of the Bulldogs four games this season.