Atkins, a 6-foot-4, 310-pound defensive tackle from Thomson, was pulled over by UGA Police for not wearing a seatbelt. It was then discovered the 20-year-old did not have a valid driver’s license. Though Atkins produced a learner’s permit, Georgia law requires anyone operating a vehicle without a proper license to be taken to jail.
Atkins was transported to the Athens-Clarke County Jail. He was there just 35 minutes before being released on $1,000 bond at 4:07 p.m. Friday, according to jail records.