Georgia’s backup punter arrested on public intoxication charge

The backup punter on Georgia’s football team was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Tuesday. Trent Dittmer, 21, was arrested around 2:30 a.m. in downtown Athens, Athens-Clarke County Police spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow said.

A senior walk-on from Cartersville, Dittmer has never punted in a game for the Bulldogs.

Sorrow said the arrest occurred after an officer heard a loud disturbance near the corner of Clayton and Jackson streets. She said the officer saw several men trying to get another man to leave the area. As the officer approached, the man –- allegedly Dittmer –- broke free from his friends and hit a male in the face with his fist, Sorrow said.

Dittmer was taken to Clarke Couny Jail and was released several hours later on $500 bond.

In Georgia’s recent G-Day intra-squad scrimmage, Dittmer punted three times.

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