Georgia Bulldogs’ star linebacker Alec Ogletree is busy preparing for the NFL Draft. He is projected as the top inside linebacker prospect, according to NFL Draft guru Mike Mayock.
However, his Draft stock may take a bit of a hit following the news that he has been charged with a DUI. According to Pro Football Talk, Ogletree was stopped and cited in the state of Arizona last weekend. Pat Dye, Jr., his agent, issued the following statement:
“Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona,” agent Pat Dye, Jr. tells PFT. “After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time.”
Ogletree will now be subject to scrutinizing questions during the interview process of the 2013 NFL Combine. When a team is willing to drop millions upon millions of dollars on an individual, and hang the future of the franchise on a player’s back, they are going to want to know absolutely everything about that player.
Especially now that Ogletree has a DUI and four-game suspension (failed drug test) underneath his belt in the last 12 months.
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