Follow up: Chase Green arrested

Just three days after Coach Mark Richt had to defend his program in front of hundreds of media members who cover the Southeastern Conference, another Bulldog found trouble.

This time it was walk-on fullback Chase James Green, 20, was arrested Sunday at 1:04 a.m. on misdemeanor charges of underage possession of alcohol, open container and littering, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail Web site.

Green was released from jail at 2:06 a.m. Sunday on $1,250 bail. He could be as high as No. 2 on the Bulldogs' depth chart but won't see much playing time this year regardless of his status because the Bulldogs have so many strong tailbacks and a talented starter at fullback in Brannan Southerland.

The bigger impact of the arrest is another black mark for a team that already this offseason has seen three players arrested, two kicked off the team, one denied admission for suspicion of cheating on the SAT and another facing expulsion for a confrontation with a teaching assistant.

Richt was asked Thursday during SEC Media Days if his program was "out of control," he vehemently denied it.

"I feel we have done an outstanding job of handling discipline problems," he said. "I wish those things wouldn't happen, but we very much have control on what's going on."

Richt could not be reached for comment on Green's arrest.

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