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Georgia DE Bill Norton Arrested For DUI On Sunday

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 28: A general view of georgia footballs taken before the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Florida Gators on October 28, 2006 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

A week before Georgia is set to open the season on the road at Vanderbilt, one member of the Dawgs' 2019 freshman class is in some hot water. Bill Norton, a defensive end from Memphis, was arrested early Sunday morning for DUI, as well as charges of underage possession of alcohol and failure to maintain lane.

Norton was pulled over at 2:30 a.m., per reports, and booked at 4:25 a.m.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Norton tested at over a 0.10 on two separate blood-alcohol tests.

Police officers patrolling Baxter Street at 2:30 in the morning this past Sunday witnessed the car driven by Georgia football player Bill Norton cross the double-yellow line with all four tires into oncoming-traffic lanes before pulling him over in the Russell Hall parking lot.

At that time, field sobriety tests were performed and Norton subsequently was taken into custody. He also submitted to two chemical tests, which registered 0.105g/210L and 0.103.g/210L, according to the UGA Police report provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in response to an open records request.

Georgia has not yet released a depth chart for the Vanderbilt game. Per the report, a DUI arrest results in an automatic suspension for UGA athletes.

In response to the arrest, Kirby Smart said he was "very disappointed" in the freshman, calling the alleged DUI "unacceptable."

Norton was a four-star recruit, ranked No. 161 overall in the class and No. 9 at his position. Barring something unforeseen, it looks like he'll lose this chance to play a game in his home state, though it is unclear how much playing time he would have seen, with at least four other Georgia defensive ends expected to be ahead of him in the rotation.

UGA and Vanderbilt kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]