Two more Georgia football players arrested

Field Level Media

April 03, 2019 at 2:03 am.

Two Georgia linebackers were arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor possession charges, bringing the offseason total of team arrests to six.

The players, Robert Beal and Brenton Cox, were arrested by campus police and charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail reports.

Bond was set for each at $1,000.

Both players missed Georgia’s seventh spring practice of the season, according to multiple reports.

Cox, a sophomore, long was committed to Ohio State but decommitted right before the early signing period to commit to in-state Georgia. He was a five-star recruit in the Class of 2018.

In his first season, Cox played in 13 games and had 20 tackles and one sack. His only start of the season came in the Sugar Bowl.

Beal was a four-star commit in the Class of 2017. A redshirt sophomore, he appeared in 11 games and posted 15 tackles and one sack.

Both players are expected to compete for starting spots in 2019.

After his release from jail, Cox tweeted: “Some of us are facing hard obstacles in life that other people are making even harder. My life different.”

Coach Kirby Smart addressed the arrests Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m obviously extremely disappointed, I’ve obviously done a poor job with this group of connecting and making sure they listen and understand things,” Smart said, per Dawg Nation.

“We have policies and rules in place. These guys violated those policies and rules and they will serve the punishment that they deserve for it, and I hate the decision they made. They have to learn as young men that you can’t break the rules, you can’t break the law.

“Obviously our guys have not done a good job of that, and that all falls on me, and we’re going to do a great job of moving forward to get these guys in the right place to make the right decisions.”

The other players arrested were redshirt sophomore linebacker Jaden Hunter for allegedly illegally stopping, standing or parking a vehicle and driving with a suspended/revoked license; sophomore defensive back Latavious Brini on a charge of simple battery; and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson and senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons, both charged with disorderly conduct.