UGA Kicker Arrested


Marshall Morgan was arrested last weekend for BUI.

University of Georgia sophomore placekicker Marshall Taylor Morgan, 19, was arrested Saturday, June 29, on charges of boating under the influence at Lake Sinclair by Georgia Department of Natural Resources rangers.DNR Ranger Cpl. Lynn Stanford said the arrest came as part of the department’s Operation Dry Water initiative, held every year in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday.

This year, the iniative includes air-to-lake surveillance to identify suspect boats.

“Sgt. Bo Kelly was in one of the helicopters we had in the air and was directing boats on the water to respond,” Stanford said.

According to a report from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan was processed at 7:39 p.m. on June 29 and charged with operating a watercraft under the influence of alcohol and towing a skier without an observer onboard. Property bonds were set at $1,556 and $168, respectively.

According to Stanford, Morgan was one of a group of six “athletic-looking guys” and three girls staying at a location off Cold Branch Road; names of the others were not taken because they were not in violation of any laws.