ATHENS, GA. (AP) - University of Georgia football coach Mark Richt has not yet decided whether to suspend a football player after learning he was charged with assault last year.
Athletics spokesman Claude Felton said Monday that Richt is on a recruiting trip and hasn’t had time to look at the case against 21-year-old Marcus Dowtin. Police records show Dowtin, a backup linebacker, was charged with second-degree assault in Ocean City, Md., in May.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that it was over a bar fight where Dowtin knocked a man unconscious. Online court records show the case was resolved on Dec. 21 but no further details were available.
Dowtin could not be reached for comment by The Associated Press.