Alec Ogletree, the former Georgia linebacker and a likely first-round pick in April's NFL draft, was arrested earlier this month for DUI, his agent told Profootballtalk.com.
"Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona," agent Pat Dye told the website. "After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time."
Ogletree declared for the draft immediately after the Bulldogs beat Nebraska in the Capital One Bowl in January. After totaling a team-high 13 tackles, three tackles for a loss, a sack and forcing a fumble that he also recovered against the Cornhuskers, the junior finished the season with 111 tackles and 11.5 tackles for a loss in just 10 games.
ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. has Ogletree getting taken with the No. 8 overall pick in his latest mock draft, calling the 6-foot-3, 237-pounder "a great pursuit player and a guy who will shoot gaps and make stops in the backfield." Fellow ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has Ogletree going with the 19th pick in his latest mock draft.
The DUI arrest, though, could alter teams' thinking, especially since this is not the first time Ogletree has had trouble off the field.
Ogletree, who played safety as a freshman before shifting to linebacker as a sophomore, missed Georgia's first four games this past season after failing drug tests during spring practice.Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.