Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan arrested for BUI

ATLANTA — Georgia sophomore kicker Marshall Morgan is facing a possible suspension following his arrest for boating under the influence.

According to Putnam County Sherriff’s Chief Deputy Russell Blenk, Morgan was arrested Saturday night on Lake Sinclair by a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer. Morgan was charged with operating a watercraft under the influence and towing a skier without a life preserver on board.

Blenk says Morgan was released Saturday at 10:35 p.m. on $1,724 bond.

Morgan admitted to drinking and underwent a field sobriety test before refusing the state test, according to officer Lynn Stanford, who said the arrest was made per a breath test that indicated the presence of alcohol. Since he is underage, Morgan’s limit for BUI would be lower than someone 21 or older.

Georgia spokesman Claude Felton said Tuesday coach Mark Richt is aware of the situation.

UGA athletics policy mandates a suspension of 20 percent of the season (two games) for DUI arrests. The policy does not specifically addresses boating under the influence, but it’s possible the same standard could apply to Morgan’s availability for the Clemson and South Carolina games.

Morgan, from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., made 8 of 14 field goals as a freshman and is projected as the starting kicker in 2013.

Sophomore Patrick Beless, a walk-on from Marist (Ga.) High School, was listed as on the post-spring depth chart as the No. 2 place-kicker behind Morgan. Freshman Thomas Pritchard of Jefferson County (Ga.) High School was third.

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volgrog#210164 writes:

The beginning of the end for Mark Richt. Remember Britton Colquitt's antics. You know the inmates are running the asylum when the kickers are getting in trouble.

wononta writes:

pleeh...
Wotadummy.
Folks, listen here. Dont ever take any kind
(any kind) of sobriety test from a cop. Your giving them evidence to use against you.

BIVOLAR_BEARE writes:

We're taliking about some idiot kicker that got liquored up and ran his mouth!!

Prostar writes:

Since he is underage his BAC is lower than for someone that is legal. Howabout a BAC of ZERO for underage.

Ringleader writes:

He blew a .02

But, because of his age, he was charged

DonK37920 writes:

Should have chosen to go to Florida. You can assault a bouncer or steal your GFs car from an impound lot etc... and never miss a game there.

MetroplexMojo writes:

in response to DonK37920:

Should have chosen to go to Florida. You can assault a bouncer or steal your GFs car from an impound lot etc... and never miss a game there.

Or fail 8 drug tests, bust an eardrum with a sucker punch or be questioned in a shooting like A. Hernandez did while at UF

Like Coach Meyer's old saying "When the going gets tough, fake a heart attack after getting waxed by Saban, quit, come back, quit again once you realize Tebow is gone, go to another school with a loaded roster in an inferior conference and drop all SEC teams from the schedule."

Fall_Creek_Vols writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

Or fail 8 drug tests, bust an eardrum with a sucker punch or be questioned in a shooting like A. Hernandez did while at UF

Like Coach Meyer's old saying "When the going gets tough, fake a heart attack after getting waxed by Saban, quit, come back, quit again once you realize Tebow is gone, go to another school with a loaded roster in an inferior conference and drop all SEC teams from the schedule."

That pretty well sums it up.

volgrog#210164 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

We're taliking about some idiot kicker that got liquored up and ran his mouth!!

Great quote. Always makes me laugh.

Sir_Spanky writes:

in response to DonK37920:

Should have chosen to go to Florida. You can assault a bouncer or steal your GFs car from an impound lot etc... and never miss a game there.

Or Alabama, where the players administer merciless beatdowns to their fellow students at major campus intersections in broad daylight, in front of God and everybody.

Roll tide.

Snapshot writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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You feel better now, little man?

You don't even want to start comparing the gaters arrest record with anyone else, do you troll???

Vols4Ever writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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Your program, your team, and your fans are represented in your posts. Without class and have earned the absence of respect they are given. The only SEC team that deserves to lose playing out of the conference and especially despicable, the only one that could possibly have Orange blooded fans hoping Vandy, Free Shoes University, and the 'Criminal Canes defeats you every time.

Henley-Street-Bridge writes:

Britton Colquitt went to the Denver Broncos to be closer to Golden, Colorado, the home of Rocky Mountain High, Coors and Coors Light. When you drink like him, you need to live closer to the brewery.

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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you're a real piece. That pretty well sums it up

CCLC writes:

Just a small bump in the road.' It was a battle at kicker anyway with no real distance between the number one and number two kicker except outside the 45 yard line kicking fg. We will not have to kick from that far. Dawgs will represent the SEC and Tractor U will wilt in the 3rd quarter.
just typin'

cbbowlingmd writes:

in response to wononta:

pleeh...
Wotadummy.
Folks, listen here. Dont ever take any kind
(any kind) of sobriety test from a cop. Your giving them evidence to use against you.

Seriously? That's your advice to people?

jawga writes:

in response to CCLC:

Just a small bump in the road.' It was a battle at kicker anyway with no real distance between the number one and number two kicker except outside the 45 yard line kicking fg. We will not have to kick from that far. Dawgs will represent the SEC and Tractor U will wilt in the 3rd quarter.
just typin'

Must be the dead period when GVX is reporting on PK's off-season problems. As long as we can keep Gurshall out of trouble we're good.

gohawks1 writes:

He'll be suspended from the first half of tomorrow's strength and conditioning session.

CCLC writes:

in response to jawga:

Must be the dead period when GVX is reporting on PK's off-season problems. As long as we can keep Gurshall out of trouble we're good.

Gurshel are solid citizens. After 7 on 7 camps they have elevated Nick Chubb to 5 star status. Sony Michel is already a 5 star and that Douglas kid at fb has been called "white lightning" by the lb and dbs. Ought to be a real explosive offense in 2013.

cheetah-vol writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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http://www.nola.com/lsu/index.ssf/201...

You lizards allowed GA to tie you for second in most SEC football players arrested in the last 3 years.

Btw, I'll give Tebow credit for trying to help out Hernandez when they were roommates. But, unfortunately, someone still didn't dodge a bullet down there.

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/i...

MetroplexMojo writes:

When you respond to the trolls and pot stirrers, you are enabling their behavior. They live to get a response out of you. You may have a great response to the trash they write but remember, you can't fix or argue with stupid.

Responding to a troll is similar to giving a drunk a drink, A. Hernandez a gun, or a crackhead some crack. By responding, you are enabling their juvenile behavior.

41_14gbo writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

When you respond to the trolls and pot stirrers, you are enabling their behavior. They live to get a response out of you. You may have a great response to the trash they write but remember, you can't fix or argue with stupid.

Responding to a troll is similar to giving a drunk a drink, A. Hernandez a gun, or a crackhead some crack. By responding, you are enabling their juvenile behavior.

Ditto.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

We're taliking about some idiot kicker that got liquored up and ran his mouth!!

That's exactly what flashed in my mind when I read this story--Manning on Vanderjagt! What a hoot!

antonio14313 writes:

in response to BIVOLAR_BEARE:

We're taliking about some idiot kicker that got liquored up and ran his mouth!!

well played!!!

go vols.

t

antonio14313 writes:

NEVER BLOW!!!

go vols.

t

cheetah-vol writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

When you respond to the trolls and pot stirrers, you are enabling their behavior. They live to get a response out of you. You may have a great response to the trash they write but remember, you can't fix or argue with stupid.

Responding to a troll is similar to giving a drunk a drink, A. Hernandez a gun, or a crackhead some crack. By responding, you are enabling their juvenile behavior.

I know. The argument that if you don't respond, then they'll go away doesn't always play out.

I respond to one or two occasionally just for kicks. Especially when they come on here with a sanctimonious attitude that somehow VOL fans are wrong to comment on another team on a VOL site. If they truly think they're right about that, while it's ok with them to diss us, then they should be prepared to defend their comments.

Goodness knows we've had our share of players run into troubles with the law. And, it would be naïve for any fan, AD, or coach to have everyone believe their CFB players are virgin choir boys. We've been pretty fortunate the last few years to not have our guys on a police blotter every week. Unfortunately, something will probably happen again, and the trolls will pounce on it like there's no tomorrow.

I could easily sign up on another team's site or comment board and talk trash about them there. Any of us could. It's just more fun to talk trash about them here. Hahaha! Just kidding. Appreciate your post.

Olddogsrule writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

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Yer times a'comin. Gonna have to rename the Fulner Cup to the Muschump Cup, ... soon.

Aaand, since 'A picture is worth a thousand words'.

HIGHEST POINT IN FLORIDA
Now I'll grant you a Florida beach vacation is a fine thing. The Gulf coast is my favorite. So's takin' the grandkids to Disney.
But in general, after you get say, a half mile from the beach; is Florida pretty? – NOT!. Oh! 'Scuuse meee! Pretty Flat! Pretty full o' scrub trees! Pretty full o' sinkholes, An, pretty full o' mobile homes. ...But yeah there's a few wild & pretty beaches left.

http://www.google.com/search?q=image+...

Kinda funny Gainesvull Floridiuns think a big sinkhole is somethin' to crow about.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...

An speakin' of mobile homes, here's where you can expect to retire to in Gainesville, near a Swamp.

http://www.senior-retirement-living.c...

... home sweet home .... yours, not mine thank goodness!

HIGHEST POINT IN TENNESSEE
Not just beauty but breath taking grandeur ... Everywhere!

https://www.google.com/search?q=image...

HOME SWEET MOUNTAIN HOME!!!
'Good 'ol Rocky Top'!

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to CCLC:

Just a small bump in the road.' It was a battle at kicker anyway with no real distance between the number one and number two kicker except outside the 45 yard line kicking fg. We will not have to kick from that far. Dawgs will represent the SEC and Tractor U will wilt in the 3rd quarter.
just typin'

Surely your parents didn't really name you Winstead. lol. Was it Winnie for short. Winnie the Pooh

CCLC writes:

in response to utvolfan1955:

Surely your parents didn't really name you Winstead. lol. Was it Winnie for short. Winnie the Pooh

LOL. My kids grew up on Winnie the Pooh. I never get teased about the name although it does draw some interest here. Family name. I was named after Pete Winstead. I'm just glad they didn't chose to call me Pete in his honor.

CCLC writes:

in response to Olddogsrule:

Yer times a'comin. Gonna have to rename the Fulner Cup to the Muschump Cup, ... soon.

Aaand, since 'A picture is worth a thousand words'.

HIGHEST POINT IN FLORIDA
Now I'll grant you a Florida beach vacation is a fine thing. The Gulf coast is my favorite. So's takin' the grandkids to Disney.
But in general, after you get say, a half mile from the beach; is Florida pretty? – NOT!. Oh! 'Scuuse meee! Pretty Flat! Pretty full o' scrub trees! Pretty full o' sinkholes, An, pretty full o' mobile homes. ...But yeah there's a few wild & pretty beaches left.

http://www.google.com/search?q=image+...

Kinda funny Gainesvull Floridiuns think a big sinkhole is somethin' to crow about.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...

An speakin' of mobile homes, here's where you can expect to retire to in Gainesville, near a Swamp.

http://www.senior-retirement-living.c...

... home sweet home .... yours, not mine thank goodness!

HIGHEST POINT IN TENNESSEE
Not just beauty but breath taking grandeur ... Everywhere!

https://www.google.com/search?q=image...

HOME SWEET MOUNTAIN HOME!!!
'Good 'ol Rocky Top'!

It took a Georgia boy to write Tennessee's official state song.

DonK37920 writes:

in response to 9willbesofine:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

No throwing stones here. We have had more than our fair share of run ins with the law. Same with Alabama, Georgia, Auburn etc... The difference is that when our players are arrested, the police are allowed to do their job. It appears that Urban had a deal with the police to drop charges against his players so they don't miss the big games. He had over 30 arrests during his tenure but now it could be double that. How many never made the news or were dropped? That may be a really big problem if people keep investigating his time there.

volboy81 writes:

in response to wononta:

pleeh...
Wotadummy.
Folks, listen here. Dont ever take any kind
(any kind) of sobriety test from a cop. Your giving them evidence to use against you.

If you wont take one, that's admitting guilt.

MetroplexMojo writes:

in response to cheetah-vol:

I know. The argument that if you don't respond, then they'll go away doesn't always play out.

I respond to one or two occasionally just for kicks. Especially when they come on here with a sanctimonious attitude that somehow VOL fans are wrong to comment on another team on a VOL site. If they truly think they're right about that, while it's ok with them to diss us, then they should be prepared to defend their comments.

Goodness knows we've had our share of players run into troubles with the law. And, it would be naïve for any fan, AD, or coach to have everyone believe their CFB players are virgin choir boys. We've been pretty fortunate the last few years to not have our guys on a police blotter every week. Unfortunately, something will probably happen again, and the trolls will pounce on it like there's no tomorrow.

I could easily sign up on another team's site or comment board and talk trash about them there. Any of us could. It's just more fun to talk trash about them here. Hahaha! Just kidding. Appreciate your post.

I have made it a point not to respond to the trolls/pot stirrers if they are the ones who repeat the same bullcrap over and over. Either the individual is someone looking for attention or has some mental issues. Either way, I do not want to enable their issues. I have no issues with CCLC. He's a thUGA fan but he's respectful albeit misguided. When Toddy isn't pushing his silly agendas, I have no issue with him.

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to CCLC:

LOL. My kids grew up on Winnie the Pooh. I never get teased about the name although it does draw some interest here. Family name. I was named after Pete Winstead. I'm just glad they didn't chose to call me Pete in his honor.

I bet you are often mistaken for a Peter.

Olddogsrule writes:

in response to CCLC:

It took a Georgia boy to write Tennessee's official state song.

Every state has a passel of 'state songs', more get added all the time. It's fun. So, yeah, 'Rocky Top' is only one of several state songs. Like 'When It's Iris Time in Tennessee' and 'The Tennessee Waltz'. The East Tennessee Mountains are a great place to be. Those Jawga Peaches shore'nuff recognized that fact and wrote a classic bluegrass hit about our mountain home.

But the real, original 'official state song'?

'My Homeland Tennessee'

http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/media/Nashvi...

That's a beautiful rendition by The Nashville Children's Choir ... an to stay on topic .. Ya cain't kick that around!

Tennessee Pride! It's more than the best sausage you can buy!

utvolfan1955 writes:

in response to DonK37920:

No throwing stones here. We have had more than our fair share of run ins with the law. Same with Alabama, Georgia, Auburn etc... The difference is that when our players are arrested, the police are allowed to do their job. It appears that Urban had a deal with the police to drop charges against his players so they don't miss the big games. He had over 30 arrests during his tenure but now it could be double that. How many never made the news or were dropped? That may be a really big problem if people keep investigating his time there.

Urbie just turned in Florida for a secondary violation. He's a real piece of work, much like little zz
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootb...

CCLC writes:

in response to Olddogsrule:

Every state has a passel of 'state songs', more get added all the time. It's fun. So, yeah, 'Rocky Top' is only one of several state songs. Like 'When It's Iris Time in Tennessee' and 'The Tennessee Waltz'. The East Tennessee Mountains are a great place to be. Those Jawga Peaches shore'nuff recognized that fact and wrote a classic bluegrass hit about our mountain home.

But the real, original 'official state song'?

'My Homeland Tennessee'

http://popmusic.mtsu.edu/media/Nashvi...

That's a beautiful rendition by The Nashville Children's Choir ... an to stay on topic .. Ya cain't kick that around!

Tennessee Pride! It's more than the best sausage you can buy!

Yes that is good sausage. My momma made it with scrabbled eggs and cathead biscuits. She was a Tennessee gal and married a Georgia boy. ;-) It is always interesting conversation on the holidays.
just typin'

CCLC writes:

in response to lemme_axya_this:

I bet you are often mistaken for a Peter.

Only by your woman. Seems she doesn't know what one is....... ;-)

DonK37920 writes:

The irony of all of this is that 2 Florida grads made up the Fulmer Cup because of UT players run ins with the law. Then after, UF sets records for arrests during Urban's tenure and now more and more keeps coming out during this investigation. Talk about the ultimate "Don't throw stones" coming back to bite a program! Couldn't happen to a more deserving fan base and coach IMO!

lemme_axya_this writes:

in response to CCLC:

Only by your woman. Seems she doesn't know what one is....... ;-)

{This comment would have been removed by site staff} haha!

wononta writes:

in response to cbbowlingmd:

Seriously? That's your advice to people?

Nope, damage control.
Advice would be,"don't drink and drive".
Good, but unfortunatly we're past that point.

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