Arrested tailback will transfer from UGA

ATHENS — Georgia backup tailback Dontavius Jackson, arrested on DUI and other charges last weekend, has decided to transfer to another school, UGA said Wednesday night.

The latest development came three days after Jackson, a redshirt sophomore, was suspended for at least the first six games of the 2010 season by Georgia coach Mark Richt.

Jackson will leave UGA after summer semester. He played in four games last season, rushing for 38 yards on four carries. He was well behind Washaun Ealey, Caleb King and Carlton Thomas on the Bulldogs’ depth chart at tailback.

Jackson was arrested by UGA Police early Saturday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, underage possession of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, following too closely, violation of the move-over law and  violation of learner’s permit.

He is the fourth player to leave the Georgia football program after arrests this year. Richt dismissed linebacker Montez Robinson, quarterback Zach Mettenberger and backup punter Trent Dittmer from the squad.

Other UGA news from a busy Wednesday:

Dogs break football tradition, drop two-a-days

Facebook page likes Stinchcomb for athletics director

Logan Gray: full-time wide receiver AND backup quarterback?

263 comments Add your comment

ugadawg2005

July 14th, 2010
8:35 pm

Inspector G

July 14th, 2010
8:35 pm

I heard Matthew Stafford got caught DUI’n it around Athens once. Yeah, the cop told him he was sorry he pulled him over, gave him his daughter as a gift, and then took him out to Amici’s for some buffalo chicken Garcheemar, which by all accounts, was delicious.

Yep

July 14th, 2010
8:36 pm

Glad CMR is not playing around this year

txdawg

July 14th, 2010
8:37 pm

4th. best ever

Dawgman566

July 14th, 2010
8:37 pm

Dawgman566

July 14th, 2010
8:38 pm

5th or 6th Maybe

Concrete Pete

July 14th, 2010
8:39 pm

don’t let the door hit you… well you know the rest

John in Athens

July 14th, 2010
8:39 pm

LOL @Inspector G

Aladawg

July 14th, 2010
8:41 pm

That is great news, now Richt wont have to kick him off the team. As far as King goes he should be suspended for more than one game. I think most UGA fans are feed up with Richt’s attitude when it comes to these kids getting in trouble with the law. They are making Georgia a laughing stock in the football world. Nuff said.

Mike

July 14th, 2010
8:41 pm

Damon is recruiting….

The most interesting man in Mcdawghna

July 14th, 2010
8:41 pm

I don’t hang out with idiots very often, but when I do it’s with GT fans!……..stay thirsty my friends….

LeftCoastDawg

July 14th, 2010
8:41 pm

Not a huge loss. He should probably head to a D-II school.

Captain Morgan Dawg

July 14th, 2010
8:41 pm

How bout a little rum ?

go dawgs

July 14th, 2010
8:42 pm

R. Cochran from Morgan county is a scrambling QB. Would be good dual threat at RB for the dawgs!!

Worm

July 14th, 2010
8:42 pm

Good luck..Not too late to salvage your career..Just stay outta’ trouble and graduate!

Dawg

July 14th, 2010
8:43 pm

Dontavius Jackson needs to man up and take his punishment like a man, seems like a spoiled kid. I will take my toys and go somewhere else if I don’t get my way.

ryan

July 14th, 2010
8:44 pm

Its strange that Da Thug Rodgers is not going to be charged i wonder if Nash Nancy Pancy’s father payed off the Knoxville cops.

Tide Roll

July 14th, 2010
8:47 pm

RUMOR HAS IT THAT FLORIDA FANS HAVE HIRED AN AIRPLANE TO FLY A GIANT RED PANTY AROUND ALTELL DURING THIS YEARS GA/FLA GAME. CAN ANYONE CONFIRM THIS?

DAWG 1

July 14th, 2010
8:49 pm

I hope this sends another message to all these kids. I don’t know how many “messages” it will take for some of them, but I hope there will be some degree of reality to hit these guys in the face.

Everyone wants to enjoy the college experience and being out on their own. This privilege comes with a price, however – responsibility. When there is no responsibility, realization is that an individual is not ready for college or being on their own. If not ready for college, how can someone be ready for the NFL?

TXDawg

July 14th, 2010
8:50 pm

The “REAL” TXDawg here!

Imposters beware (grrrrrr).

KimZ'spackage

July 14th, 2010
8:50 pm

Don’t even think Ga. State. Bill Curry will not put up with your kind of crap.

DAWG 1

July 14th, 2010
8:51 pm

It will be nice when some of these KIDS get back in school and maybe get off these blogs.

dawgster

July 14th, 2010
8:52 pm

Tide Roll. why don’t you crawl back into that hole…Classless crap like this and the arrogance you show makes you feel like a big man, doesn’t it…

TXDawg

July 14th, 2010
8:52 pm

His number of carries were going to be limited anyway and with Isaiah Crowell coming in next year, he’ll be even further down the depth chart. Good luck to you Jackson!

dawgvet

July 14th, 2010
8:53 pm

@ TIde Roll: That is correct, and they are asking your mama if she will donate one of hers.

dawgster

July 14th, 2010
8:54 pm

TXDawg, i hope you know something that others don’t know, cause from all indications his revruiting is still open and we are fighting teams like Bama and others for his services…

Frank Lane

July 14th, 2010
8:55 pm

Rogers did get the best attorney in Knoxville, and he is getting him off. Guess who paid for it. I think all dog fans should boycott Nance carpets indefinitely. I will.

TXDawg

July 14th, 2010
8:56 pm

dawgster – in inherited a sixth sense from my grandmother (God Bless her soul). Crowell will be donning the Big G on his helmet next year!

RUDEDAWG

July 14th, 2010
8:57 pm

Typical UGA fan;it upsets me that still in this day and age that you still can be that ignorant and hateful; and have the nerve to post that nonsense. Grow up punk!!!!!

Dawg Bone

July 14th, 2010
8:59 pm

Good riddance to this thug! Hit the road!!

dawgster

July 14th, 2010
8:59 pm

TXDawg, hope your sixth sense is right…We do need a big time back and it would be nice to keep him home in the state…

TXDawg

July 14th, 2010
8:59 pm

RUDEDAWG – you gotta ignore those kinds of posts. Don’t greet ignorance or else you let it continue to fester.

Paddy

July 14th, 2010
9:00 pm

Tide Roll…you need some new material.

crabapplejoe

July 14th, 2010
9:06 pm

Dam@…what will we ever do without his 38 yards of productivity and blinding 4.5 speed. I’ll bet there’s not another RB in the whole State of Georgia that can replace this upstanding citizen an honor student. CMR is just too harsh on these kids.

Delbert D.

July 14th, 2010
9:07 pm

Bad headline. It doesn’t read right.

ryan

July 14th, 2010
9:08 pm

Tide Roll wants to find those red panties and put it on his head like Anthony Mike Hall in Sixteen Candles.

Asheville Dawg

July 14th, 2010
9:14 pm

Ya think it’s bad in Athens, you should read the Knoxville blogs and just laugh. At least our guys, especially the under age ones, aren’t bar brawling! Just kids being kids, lol.

Long Way Home Dawg

July 14th, 2010
9:15 pm

Good luck, hope you get somewhere that doesn’t have a lot of cops looking to make headlines by nabbing sports figures

Bling and blang

July 14th, 2010
9:19 pm

Good Riddance ! Next ?

what if...

July 14th, 2010
9:23 pm

he did not “mess up” and could utilize a scholarship…sad

Adding by Subtraction

July 14th, 2010
9:24 pm

UGA’s football team is better off without Jackson. Thugs and street trash are not welcome at UGA. The program has greatly improved. I pray King is still alive after his mother gets through with him. I thought King was above this in life quality. Is this the second year in a row he has been suspended? I thought he was suspended last year. If he was, he did not learn his lesson. Ability should never rise above character and integrity. Talent without life qualities (Big Ben/Tiger/Damon/Zach/Jackson) is worthless. CMR needs to draw the line and the next one to willingly step over it needs the full weight of CMR’s shoe to fall on them.
I am totally tired of this crap. If CMR can’t handle the players, how can he handle the team?

KJ

July 14th, 2010
9:24 pm

“Its strange that Da Thug Rodgers is not going to be charged i wonder if Nash Nancy Pancy’s father payed off the Knoxville cops”

Yeah, but in return, he made them promise to give Nash a job on the force when his college career inevitably fizzles out.

KimZ'spackage

July 14th, 2010
9:31 pm

somebody must really think this Da’Rick is worth a lot of trouble for sure.

Mikey in the SAV

July 14th, 2010
9:37 pm

Jackson would do well at a place like GA Southern or GA State.
He is too small for Division 1. Why did we have him in the first place??

KimZ'spackage

July 14th, 2010
9:40 pm

Mikey Bill Cury would be great for Jackson, but I don’t see that Jackson has enough class for Curry to consider the kid.

bad apple dawg

July 14th, 2010
9:42 pm

So long peacemaker ! Any explanation on Mr. Cuffs I D ?

misterwax

July 14th, 2010
9:47 pm

wherever you end up, you will do well to change your name to just plain “Don” ……and also have plenty of RED PANTIES!!!!!!

gadawgs

July 14th, 2010
9:49 pm

Got a feeling he got the impression that it was in his “best interest” to transfer. I bet Coach told him as much. Also, that is comical about Da’Rick Rogers all of the sudden “not being involved” in the fracas at the Knoxville bar. Sounds like someone got to the guy who doesn’t want to prosecute or to the KPD. I am not a lawyer so someone help me out, does it matter if the victim does not want to prosecute? Can’t the DA prosecute him if the charges warrant it? Looks like Dooley is gonna fail in his first real test on discipline. Myles was an easy dismissal because this was his second arrest in four months (the first one being handled “internally”) but it looks like super thug Rogers is gonna skate.

Damon Evans

July 14th, 2010
9:50 pm

I thought Dontavious was ‘Good People’ !

tdog

July 14th, 2010
9:51 pm

UGA has become a joke. This kind of stuff is all we will hear about, and probably deserve.