ATHENS – Georgia backup tailback Dontavius Jackson said Thursday that he is the player Athens-Clarke County police described as the “peacemaker” in an alleged attack on a married couple in an Athens taxi last month.
“Yeah, I was in the cab. I was, like, the peacemaker,” Jackson said. “But as far as in-depth, I’m not allowed to speak on it because it’s still under investigation.”
Police earlier this week said no UGA players were offenders in the incident but that one player was in the taxi van at the time. “The investigation revealed that [the player] acted as a peacemaker and tried to calm the situation,” the police statement said. Police had declined to name the player.
Jackson is a sophomore who played in four games last season, gaining 38 yards on four carries.