The college football season may be over, but classes are still in session for the student-athletes planning to play next year. Unfortunately, offseason drama isn't limited to just what happens on the football field, and Georgia defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt is the latest to get into some trouble.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Wyatt was arrested last night following a verbal altercation with a woman that took place last week. Per the report, the senior defensive lineman is charged with three misdemeanors: family violence, criminal trespass and damage to property.
The argument reportedly took place at Wyatt’s dorm room, but moved to the woman's dorm at McWhorter Hall. Upon arriving at the woman's dorm, Wyatt allegedly kicked it multiple times to force it open. Damages to the door were under $500.
As of Wednesday morning, Wyatt was reportedly still booked in the county jail with a bond of $1,500.
In a statement, head coach Kirby Smart expressed his disappointment in what he saw in the incident report. He said that the team will address the issue internally when the time is right.
Via the Athens Banner-Herald:
“I’m disappointed in the misconduct that is outlined in the incident report,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “This is not indicative of the behavior we expect from our student-athletes who represent the University of Georgia and our football program. We will address it internally in the appropriate way.”
Wyatt had played in 20 games for Georgia over the last two years. He has 49 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.