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Ex-Georgia LB, top prospect Alec Ogletree charged with DUI

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Alec Ogletree, the former Georgia linebacker who was pegged by many as a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was charged with DUI in Arizona, his agent said in a statement obtained by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

"Last weekend, my client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona," Ogletree's agent, Pat Dye, Jr., said in the statement.

"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."

News of the arrest was first reported by ProFootballTalk.

The incident is the latest in a growing list for the former Bulldogs linebacker, who was suspended for four games in 2012 by coach Mark Richt for failing drug tests in the spring.

As a freshman, Ogletree was arrested and charged with theft after taking a Georgia track athlete's motorcycle helmet. He was suspended to start that season.

Ogletree led the Bulldogs with 111 tackles in 2012 despite his four-game ban, and prior to the arrest, he was projected by NFL.com's Gil Brandt to be drafted with the No. 8 overall pick.

With the NFL Scouting Combine just days away, it remains to be seen if the arrest will affect Ogletree's draft stock.

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