Kirby Smart updates Javon Bullard's status as details emerge about his arrest
Kirby Smart said Georgia would handle Javon Bullard’s status internally after the defensive back was arrested early Sunday morning on DUI and other traffic-related charges.
“Disappointed in Javon, hate it for him, got a wonderful family,” Smart said. “But made poor decisions and it’ll be dealt with internally.”
Smart reiterated that there’s a process that Bullard will go through in the athletics department, and he added, “There’s still a lot in the air there.”
Multiple reports noted that a UGA police report noted that Bullard’s blood-alcohol level was tested twice, and came back at .143 and .148. The legal limit for those over 21 is .08. Bullard is 20.
Per UGA police report: Bullard’s blood-alcohol level was tested twice, coming back at .143 and .148. The legal limit for those over 21 is .08. Bullard is 20. https://t.co/tJLJQ8XgEX
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) September 26, 2022
Smart did not say if Bullard would miss this week’s game with Missouri, but the university handbook notes that alcohol-related arrests call for “automatic competition suspension,” among other things, doesn’t specify how many games.
Bullard was a starter in the Bulldogs’ first 2 games of the season. He made 3 tackles in Georgia’s Saturday win over Kent State, which brought his season total to 7 tackles. He had a pass breakup in the Week 2 game against Samford.
A sophomore from Milledgeville, Georgia, Bullard played in 14-of-15 games last season, and made 12 tackles.