ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- University of Georgia football player Michael
Lemon has been charged with a felony stemming from a fight last
weekend that injured another Georgia student.
Investigators took out warrants against the redshirt sophomore
defensive end, charging him with both misdemeanor battery and
felony aggravated battery. The other student, 20-year-old Demarius Jackson of Albany, told police that Lemon suckerpunched him at a cookout Saturday night at an apartment complex.
Jackson and witnesses say the 20-year-old Lemon accused Jackson
of talking to his girlfriend. The police report says Lemon punched Jackson about five times before he was pulled off. A conviction on an aggravated battery charges carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
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