A Georgia football graduate assistant has been suspended from the program following an early-morning arrest on Saturday, a team spokesman confirmed.
According to Athens-Clarke County jail records, Courtney Coard, a first-year graduate assistant with the Georgia football program was arrested at 3:15 a.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and improper driving. He spent a little more than an hour booked before being released at 4:31 a.m.
Coard's suspension was imposed by head coach Mark Richt.
Coard posted bail, which totaled $2,000 -- $1,500 for the DUI and $500 for improper driving.
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Coard, who assists the defensive line, is one of four graduate students allowed to participate as coaches during practice. Prior to accepting his position at Georgia, Coard played college football at North Carolina Central from 2004-07 and spent the previous four years coaching the defensive line at North Carolina A&T.