Georgia guard Humphrey arrested for underage drinking

By: associated press
By: associated press

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia guard Billy Humphrey was suspended for three games today after being arrested for underage drinking -- his second brush with the law in less than three months.

Humphrey was arrested a few hours after the Bulldogs lost their fourth straight game last night.

The 20-year-old junior will miss Georgia's game at Florida on Saturday, as well as home contests next week against South Carolina and Tennessee.

The team already lost two key players this season. Takais Brown and Mike Mercer were kicked off by coach Dennis Felton for unspecified violations of team rules.

Hilda Sorrow of the Athens-Clarke County police said Humphrey was stopped about 1:30 a.m. after ignoring a traffic control device while crossing a downtown street. An officer tested him with a hand-held alcohol detector.

In November, Humphrey was jailed after campus police discovered a knife in his dormitory room. A state law prohibits a blade longer than 2 inches on school property.

Humphrey was suspended for one game, then reinstated after accepting pretrial diversion that required 80 hours of community service and staying out of trouble for 18 months. He also was placed on one-year probation by the Student Judiciary.


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