ATHENS, Ga. -- Starting Georgia outside linebacker Cornelius Washington was arrested early Sunday near Commerce, Ga., and charged with speeding and driving under the influence.

A Jackson County Jail spokeswoman said Washington, 22, was booked and released on a $3,500 property bond and directed further questions to the Commerce Police Department.

Washington, a junior from Hephzibah, Ga., was coming off his best game as a Bulldog, as he made two sacks in Georgia's 24-10 win against Mississippi State on Saturday. Washington leads the team with 3½ sacks and eight quarterback hurries and also has 4½ tackles for loss.

With regard to punishment, Georgia associate athletic director Claude Felton said, "Coach (Mark) Richt is aware of it, but no other news as of now."

University policy for a first-time offender is 10 percent of the regular season, meaning Washington could miss at least one game, but Richt often rounds DUI suspensions up to two games, depending on the details of the individual case.


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