He georgia bulldogs The soccer program has been mired in controversy since it won the second of its consecutive national championships in January.
On January 15, just hours after the Bulldogs’ championship parade, Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and a recruiting staffer, Chandler LeCroy, 24, were killed in a car crash in which police say Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter and LeCroy were trying to «get more apart.»
Police said that Carter and LeCroy were «operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing.»
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Carter received 12 months of probation and a $1,000 fine after failing to contest reckless driving and racing charges. Carter was drafted by the philadelphia eagles in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.
Since Jan. 15, there have been at least 11 traffic-related moving violations involving Georgia football players, according to ESPN.
«I’ll be the first to admit that we haven’t resolved that issue or problem,» Georgia head coach Kirby Smart told reporters Tuesday during a news conference, according to ESPN. «Honestly, I don’t know if anyone has, but it’s certainly important for us to acknowledge it first. We’ve had a lot of intervention in terms of talking and visiting, and disciplinary measures have been put in place in terms of education. We’ll continue to do that.»
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Last week, rookie linebacker Samuel M’Pemba he was cited for allegedly driving 88 mph in a 55 mph zone.
The Athens Banner-Herald reported that M’Pemba was ticketed 10 miles from where the Georgia wide receiver was. Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint he pleaded guilty to speeding an hour earlier.
«I wish we could prevent speeding issues and learn from the terrible and tragic event,» Smart said Tuesday. «I’m still struggling with that. We talk as a staff about all the things we can do.»
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At the SEC’s spring meetings in May, Smart said the players were being disciplined but declined to share details about the punishments.
Smart, athletic principal Josh Brooks spoke Tuesday after news broke that the University of Georgia Association demanded the retraction of a Atlanta Journal-Constitution article titled «UGA football program rallies as players are accused of abusing women.»
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Michael M. Raeber, the school’s general counsel, says the article’s headline says the show «actively supports» «sexual misconduct.» The author claims that the outlet identified 11 players to remain on the team after reports of violent encounters with women and/or the school, but the school says only two were identified by name and one more was not.
«If we’re talking about sexual misconduct, it’s flat out, you’re out, you’re out of here,» Smart said Tuesday.
Ryan Morik of Fox News and The Associated Press contributed to this report.