Georgia linebacker and NFL prospect Jamon Dumas-Johnson is arrested for ‘racing his car on city streets and reckless driving’ – five days before a teammate and staffer were killed in a separate car accident
Georgia linebacker and NFL prospect Jamon Dumas-Johnson has been arrested on counts of racing on city streets and reckless driving, according to Athens-Clarke County jail booking records.
The alleged incident took place on January 10 – a day after Georgia defeated TCU in the College Football Playoff national championship game in Los Angeles.
The school issued a statement Wednesday, but did not include Dumas-Johnson’s name.
‘We are aware of a report relating to a January 10 incident on College Station Road involving one of our student-athletes,’ the statement read. ‘The alleged conduct does not reflect our program’s values or the high standards we have established. As this is an open matter involving a student, we are not able to provide any additional information at this time and will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement.’
Dumas-Johnson was booked on two misdemeanor charges at 6:34 on Wednesday and was released at 7:15.
Georgia linebacker and NFL prospect Jamon Dumas-Johnson has been arrested on counts of racing on city streets and reckless driving, according to Athens-Clarke County jail booking records
Dumas-Johnson’s name appeared in school’s police log in connection with an incident on January 10 at 8pm, according to the Athens Banner-Herald, which reported that two vehicles were driving in a ‘reckless manner at high speeds’ before fleeing ‘the area upon sign of the officer.’
A finalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to college football’s best linebacker, Dumas-Johnson was second on the Bulldogs with 70 total tackles as Georgia won its second straight national title last season.
He was also a first-team All-American in 2022.
Less than a week after Dumas-Johnson’s arrest, Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy, a 24-year-old recruiting coordinator, were killed in an early-morning car accident following the team’s championship parade.
The fatal wreck also left offensive lineman Warren McClendon with minor injuries and seriously injured another member of the recruiting staff.
An SUV driven by LeCroy left the road on a turn, sliced through a pair of utility poles, struck two trees and finally came to rest against an apartment building.
The 20-year-old Willock was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead the scene. LeCroy died a short time later after being taken to a nearby hospital.
McClendon, who had announced hours earlier he was entering the NFL draft, received a laceration to the middle of his head. The other university employee, Victoria Bowles, survived with serious injuries.
Excessive speed has been listed as the cause of the fatal crash.
Earlier this month, Willock and Georgia beat TCU 65-7 for the school’s second straight title
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