It has been a while (at least, relatively) since a prominent Georgia Bulldog football player has been in trouble with the law, but that streak was broken on Sunday night.
#UGA CB Shaq Wiggins posted $500 bond for speeding and $1500 for driving on a suspended licence. Both are misdemeanors.
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) January 13, 2014
Starting cornerback Shaq Wiggins was booked on charges of speeding and driving with a suspended license, and the incident took place just outside of Athens. Wiggins’ license was previously suspended for failing to appear in court, but in terms of actual traffic violations during the stop, it is seemingly a pure speeding issue.
“Arrest” and “Georgia football player” is never a good combination, and that is certainly the case here. Wiggins was a big-time recruit last season, and he started 8 games for the Dawgs as a true freshman. Depending on the severity of any fallout here (Radi Nabulsi notes above that he had to post bond already), Wiggins could face a suspension of some kind from Mark Richt, but we likely wouldn’t know the details for several weeks and/or months.
In the grand scheme, this may come across as “minor”, but when a freshman gets into this type of trouble twice before he reaches his sophomore campaign, it’s a bit of a red flag. Stay tuned.