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Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges

Posted on: January 21, 2012 6:25 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 4:38 pm

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Georgia starting cornerback Sanders Commings has been released from jail after being arrested overnight on charges of domestic violence/simple battery and booked Saturday morning

“I’m aware of the situation and in the process of gathering necessary information,” Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt said in a statement released by the university. “However, any time a student-athlete is arrested it is a matter of serious concern.” 

University police chief Jimmy Williamson told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers had been "flagged down" by a group of five people in downtown Athens shortly after 1 a.m., a group that included the alleged female victim and four witnesses. Per the group's testimony, the victim and Commings -- who Williamson indicated have been "cohabitating in some way" -- had been involved in some kind of verbal exchange when Commings struck her in the face. The witnesses broke up the altercation and Commings then left the scene.

A warrant was issued for Commings' arrest and he was later taken into custody at his apartment. He was freed Saturday afternoon on $1,000 bond. Williamson indicated the complete public police report would not be available until Monday morning.

A rising senior, Commings started all 14 games this season for a Bulldog pass defense that finished the year 10th overall and fourth in opponent's passing efficiency rating. Commings led the team with 12 passes broken up. Assuming the arrest does not affect his return for 2012, he will be one of 10 returning starters on a Bulldog defense that will be -- easily -- the most experienced in the SEC.

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Since: Jan 4, 2007
Posted on: January 23, 2012 8:51 am

Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges

boxer3jim your an idot, if you think that the SEC is a bunch of thugs what about the big east, big 10, and the pac 12. whats your point every program has a few thugs on the team.

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 4:26 pm

Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges

This is a sad state of affairs. I always expected more from Georgia, and was surprised by the extent of the criminal element at Tennessee. The thuggery, which used to be localised at Miami University, has spread its ugly tenacles to all parts of college football. It is shame.

I was going to make a wisecrack to indicate that thankfully this type of behaviour was limited to the east division of the SEC and then I remembered that players at L.S.U. and Alabama, among other teams, have had their share of problems too.

How does one put a guy like this, who is associated with a very violent sport, in an anger management course?!? However, this is just what he needs.

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:36 pm

Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges


Clearly you don't pay attention to the SEC. UGA, Florida, and Tennessee routinely have multiple arrests during the offseason so I'm not sure why you would expect more from them.  

Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: January 22, 2012 12:41 am

Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges

Well, at 1pm in downtown Athens (I live here), the possibility of a sober "eyewitness" is slim to none. Also, alcohol and raging hormones are at play, so restraint is virtually non-existant. Still this is no justification for Commings to slap a woman, no matter how her words and actions may have provoked him. Sanders needs to have a "restraint" buddy with him if he can't seem to control himself when he partakes in the "spirits." Mother always said that nothing good ever happens after midnight. Yes, even at your age, you need a sitter. We can't ask these guys to grow up, after all they are playing a game. A game that we at times take way too serious.

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 10:41 pm

Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges

Wonder how this will go over with the Bullgawg drum beaters who were slamming Kirkpatrick for buying weed. I mean this is a man hitting a woman here, in public no less. Not a very Christian like trait, so i imagine Richt will take a hard line stance with him. Cant wait to see the polish job the Georgia faithful will put on this.

Since: Dec 11, 2009
Posted on: January 21, 2012 6:39 pm

Georgia CB Commings arrested on battery charges


Another SEC athlete, another thug felon.  If beating women, stealing, smoking weed, and taking payments were courses in the SEC, all these guys would carry a 4.0 average.  I actually like Georgia, and expect more from them then their criminal conference mates.  Richt will clear this garbage up.

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