Police reported that Bullard was unsteady on his feet, that he admitted to consuming “two shots” of alcohol earlier in the evening and that he failed a field sobriety test conducted on the side of River Road. He was handcuffed and transported to the UGA Police Department, where he was administered a Breathalyzer test. He blew a 0.148 and 0.143, police said. That’s nearly twice the legal limit.
Bullard was booked at 4:57 a.m. for DUI, underage consumption and five misdemeanor driving offenses. He posted a $4,250 bond and was released at 8:30 a.m.
The comprehensive action committee consists of UGA’s senior athletic administrators and faculty athletics representative. They are charged with reviewing the circumstances of an athlete’s arrest and forwarding a recommendation to athletic director Josh Brooks. According to Georgia’s student-athlete handbook, DUI charges can result in dismissal, suspension, a reduction of aid or cancellation of aid. In the past, UGA athletes have been suspended at least one game.
Bullard, 20, is a sophomore from Milledgeville. He started three of the first four games this season in the defensive backfield. He plays the star, a fifth defensive back position in the secondary. Bullard had three tackles in the Bulldogs’ 39-22 win over Kent State at Sanford Stadium on Saturday afternoon. For the season, he has seven tackles and one pass breakup.
Georgia already lost another frontline player at that position earlier this season in sixth-year senior William Poole. That leaves junior Tykee Smith and freshmen Marcus Washington and Darris Smith to step up if Bullard is sidelined in the coming weeks.