Most fans out there forget that special teams are on-third of every football game. Unfortunately Georgia fans got a rude reminder of special teams players after a Saturday arrest.
Sophomore kicker Marshall Morgan was arrested and charged with boating under the influence.
Morgan admitted to Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers that he had been drinking boating on Lake Sinclair in central Georgia, according to the Eatonton Messenger. Those rangers spotted the drunken boating while doing helicopter surveillance, in order to specifically target drunken boating.
“Sgt. Bo Kelly was in one of the helicopters we had in the air and was directing boats on the water to respond,” DNR Ranger Cpl. Lynn Stanford said.
“I actually took the call of an individual operating a watercraft towing two inner tubes without a spotter, which is a violation of Georgia boating regulations.
“I responded to the call in the Rooty Creek area, off what I believe to be the area around where Cold Branch Road is located in Putnam County, to find the craft. The driver of the boat appeared to be under the influence.”
Stanford also reported that Morgan was cooperative from the very beginning.
“He admitted to drinking, and I administered a field sobriety test. He refused the state test,” Stanford said.
Also according to the report, Morgan was staying at a nearby house as one of six guys and only three girls. If anything, punish the guy for that.
Morgan appeared in all 14 games for the Bulldogs last season as a true freshman, making eight of 14 field goal attempts and 63 of 67 extra-points.
No word yet on any possible suspensions from UGA.