Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint becomes the latest Georgian footballer in trouble with the law
In the past four months, four members of the Georgia Bulldogs football team have been arrested for driving.
Senior wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint is the most recent football player to face speeding charges after being taken into police custody on Tuesday for ‘maximum speeding’ and reckless driving, records show. from the Athens-Clarke County Jail.
Rosemy-Jacksaint was released on bail less than an hour after being jailed.
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After the Bulldogs won a second straight college football playoff championship, linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested for speeding and reckless driving on highways and streets in February.
Earlier this month, second wide receiver De’Nylon Morrissette was charged with DUI, driving too fast for the conditions, following too closely and Class D license restriction. In February, Morrissette was ticketed for having drove 36 mph over the speed limit.
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Body camera footage obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution showed a police officer berating Morrissette. During the video, the officer references the speeding incident that claimed the lives of offensive lineman Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy.
“You all need to slow down,” the officer told Morrissette. “We got you all back – a lot. You obviously know about the other wreckage and all. You all need to slow down.” The officer added, referring to Georgia’s head coach: “I’m sure Kirby (Smart) wouldn’t be happy about any of this.”
Authorities determined the vehicle LeCroy was driving reached speeds of over 100 mph before crashing on Barnett Shoals Road near university property on January 15. Police said the SUV was racing side-by-side with Jalen Carter.
The Ford Expedition LeCroy was driving hit a pair of utility poles and several trees, police said. Officials said his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit in Georgia. Former Georgia footballer Warren McClendon and another employee, Tory Bowles, were injured in the accident.
Carter was charged with street racing and reckless driving. He then resolved the case in a negotiated settlement with prosecutors. Under the terms of the agreement, Carter was fined, placed on probation, and ordered to perform community service.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Carter in the first round of the draft last month.
In March, Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart told reporters the program “educates” its players about the dangers of speeding and reckless driving.
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“You have to do a great job of making sure your players understand the risks and dangers that are out there,” Smart said.
“With vehicles, especially these days, going very fast, you have to be extremely careful. We try to educate and make sure our players understand those risks, but the continuing part of that is continuing to educate them. and let them know.”