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UGA’s Tyler Simmons, Tyrique Stevenson charged with disorderly conduct

Georgia receiver Tyler Simmons (3) during the Bulldogs’ session on the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens, Ga., on Monday, July 31, 2017.
Georgia receiver Tyler Simmons (3) during the Bulldogs’ session on the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens, Ga., on Monday, July 31, 2017. Special to the Telegraph

Georgia football players Tyler Simmons and Tyrique Stevenson were charged with disorderly conduct after an incident at a bar early Sunday morning, Athens Clarke-County police said.

Stevenson was sent to the Athens Clarke-County jail after an incident at The Cloud Bar on East Clayton Street. He was booked at 2:42 a.m. and released on a $1,000 bond less than an hour later at 3:26 a.m. Stevenson is an early enrollee and has been on campus for less than three months as a former five-star defensive back prospect.

Georgia senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons was also involved in the incident, according to Athens Clarke-County Police public information officer Geoffrey Gilland, who provided information to The Telegraph on Monday morning. Simmons was transported to the jail and complained of an injury, Gilland said. As a result, Simmons was later sent to a local hospital for treatment.

Simmons wasn’t accepted by the jail and didn’t have to post bond due to the misdemeanor offense. He later received a citation for the disorderly conduct charge, Gilland said.

A police report hasn’t yet been cleared by the county’s records unit, Gilland said. Athens Clarke-County Police are investigating the situation further to determine if other parties were involved.

This marks the third and fourth time a Georgia player has faced a charge since Feb. 28. Latavious Brini was charged with simple battery on Feb. 28, and Jaden Hunter was arrested for driving with a suspended license March 20.

Simmons recorded 269 all-purpose yards in 2018 and was expected to lead the Bulldogs’ wide receiver unit after many departures. Georgia head coach Kirby Smart hasn’t addressed potential discipline for Simmons or Stevenson, but has indicated it would be handled “internally” for past arrests.

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