One of the top linebacker prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft class has recently been charged with a DUI. Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree’s agent confirmed that his client was slapped with the charge.
“Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona,” agent Pat Dye, Jr. said, per Pro Football Talk. “After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time.”
Ogletree will now need to answer a lot of questions at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. It is the third incident that will cause character concerns. The linebacker prospect was arrested during his freshman year on a misdemeanor theft charge. Last season, Ogletree was suspended for four games as a result of a failed drug test. Now, he adds the DUI to his off-field resume.
Despite the latest incident, there is a strong reason to believe that Ogletree will still be a first-round pick when April rolls around.