UGA fresman Bill Norton.

Georgia freshman Norton arrested on alcohol-related charges

Georgia freshman defensive end Bill Norton was arrested early Sunday morning on three alcohol-related misdemeanors, according to Clarke County Jail records.

Norton was arrested booked at 4:25 a.m. on charges of possessing any alcoholic beverage under 21 years of age, failure to maintain lane/improper driving on road and DUI-Alcohol under 21 years of age (concentration 0.02G). He was released at 5:44 a.m. after posting bonds totaling $3,000. He was arrested by the University of Georgia police.

Norton, from Memphis, has a listed birth year of 2000, according to jail records.

Norton was part of the 2020 recruiting class, committing as a junior out of Christian Brothers. The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder was a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 11 strongside defensive end in the 2019 class and No. 128 overall player in the nation on the 247Sports national composite rankings.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.