Charges against UGA Football Player Dropped

| August 13, 2015

Georgia Football

ATHENS — DUI charges against a Georgia football player have been dismissed after the arresting officer was fired by Athens-Clarke County Police Department.

The Athens Banner-Hearld is reporting three charges had been made against outside linebacker Davin Bellamy, from Chamblee, in July of 2014.  In addition to the DUI charge, Bellamy faced charges of underage possession of alcohol and speeding.

The arresting officer, Kris Ward, was himself arrested in May of this year on charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile several years past.  The department initially suspended Ward with pay, but after the completion of an internal affairs investigation, he was terminated.  He was later charged with child molestation, aggravated sexual battery, and oath violations.

With Ward’s termination, the police department no longer believes the case can be adequately prosecuted and elected to dismiss the charges.

Bellamy did Tweet an apology after his arrest, though, and served a two-game suspension last season.

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