It's Time for Kirby to Send a Strong Message to His Players

Another UGA player arrested this week for speeding
Dec 3, 2022; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart talks with Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint (1) after a touchdown during the third quarter of the SEC Championship game against the LSU Tigers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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Tuesday afternoon in Athens saw yet another arrest for a Georgia football player related to speeding.

Senior receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint was booked around 4:30 Tuesday afternoon and charged with speeding maximum limits and reckless driving after being clocked doing 90 mph.

This was the second speeding related citation for Marcus in the last eight days, as the AJC reported he was ticketed May 15th in Broward County, Florida for driving 60 mph in a 40-mph zone.

Rosemy-Jacksaint's arrest Tuesday is the latest in an off-season of speeding related incidents for the Georgia program. Linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested for speeding and reckless driving February 22nd. Receiver De'Nylon Morrissette was charged the day after for going 36 mph over a posted speed limit in Athens, and also earlier this month with DUI, driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, and Class D license restriction.

These arrests came on the heels of the tragic accident the night of the championship parade, January 15th, where staffer Chandler LeCroy, and offensive lineman Devin Willock were killed. Defensive lineman Jalen Carter was charged with reckless driving and street racing related to that accident.

Steak and Rusty Mansell discussed the latest speeding arrest in Athens on this morning's Steakhouse, and both talked about how the time is now for Kirby to send a strong message to his team. "If you get a speeding violation, you will not play on Saturday", is what Steak feels needs to be the message from Kirby to his players going forward. "There are repercussions, and you're not doing enough. Maybe you take the next step, and that gets attention."

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