Two UGA players charged after bar fight

Field Level Media

March 25, 2019 at 5:42 pm.

Senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson of the Georgia Bulldogs were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct following a bar fight early Sunday morning in Athens, Ga., according to local police.

The incident, which occurred shortly after midnight at the Cloud Bar, remains under investigation.

Stevenson was processed at the Clarke County Jail and released on $1,000 bond, while Simmons was taken to a local hospital for treatment and cited there, according to Athens-Clarke County police spokesman Geoffrey Gilland.

According to the reports, an off-duty police officer working outside the bar was informed about the fight and called for assistance. Once the chaos had ended, police interviewed witnesses and apparently determined the football players had been brawling with the bar’s staff.

“At 12:50 am, an ACCPD officer was working off-duty at the bar and was alerted that a fight was taking place inside the bar,” a statement from Athens-Clarke County police reads. “The officer called for assistance and multiple ACCPD officers responded to a chaotic scene with numerous bar patrons spilling out onto the sidewalk and street.”

The Cloud Bar reportedly didn’t seek to press charges.

Georgia began spring practice on March 19.