2011-10-05 / For The Record

Former Bear apologizes to Georgia Bulldogs

From Staff Reports

A former Burke County football standout has apologized to his University of Georgia teammates for making a bad decision that affected his record and possibly their odds against Tennessee this weekend.

Cornelius Washington, 22, was arrested early Sunday morning in Commerce and charged with DUI and speeding. The incident occurred just hours after Washington turned in an outstanding performance, including 2 sacks, in the Bulldogs’ 24-10 win over Mississippi State.

Georgia coach Mark Richt has suspended Washington for the next two games, which will be played on the road against Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Teammates have since commented they believe Washington is remorseful for his actions and that he will work to come back strong.

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