Report: Georgia TE charged with DUI
Georgia tight end Orson Reuben Charles, who is regarded among the top NFL Draft prospects for his position, was charged Friday morning with DUI.
Charles, 21, was arrested by Athens-Clarke County Police and jailed at 4:31am local time, University of Georgia student newspaper Red and Black reported, citing the jail booking log.
Charles was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and at a minimum speed. His bond was set at a combined $1,750 and he was released within an hour.
The junior declared his intention to enter next month’s 2012 draft in January after recording career-high numbers last year, with 45 passes for 574 yards and five touchdowns, and being named to the All-SEC first-team.
Charles was rated as an outstanding performer at last month’s NFL Scouting Combine, though he decided against running in Indianapolis having reportedly clocked within 4.7-4.88 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Georgia Pro Day.