Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baker Kicked Off Team


Freshman linebacker Demetre Baker has been dismissed from the team following his arrest Sunday morning for DUI, improper driving and possession of alcohol.

Baker is the 10th football player arrested this year and is the first since UGA President Michael Adams told the athletic department that there were too many football players not representing the program in a positive fashion.

DSC_2040 This sends a clear message that the consequences for a poor decision will be much tougher in the future. Coach Richt mentioned on his call in show a couple of weeks ago that he had run out of patience with off the field incidents.

Baker is the fourth player dismissed this year, Makiri Pugh, Montez Robinson and Zach Mettenberger were shown the door along with Athletic Director Damon Evans following his DUI arrest. Dontavius Jackson transferred after being suspended.

Coach Richt stated that he will help Baker find another school to continue his football career. The Orange Park, Florida native was redshirting this season and did not travel with the team to Starkville for Saturday nights game.

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