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Jonathan Ledbetter Will Get Help from UGA

Jonathan Ledbetter tours Camp Sunshine – June 23, 2016
Jonathan Ledbetter tours Camp Sunshine – June 23, 2016
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

Jonathan Ledbetter, who was arrested for DUI last weekend, will get help from UGA. Ledbetter is quoted in the UGA press release below as saying “I have a problem…”

The arrest on DUI charges of University of Georgia defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter will result in discipline; however, it will also result in an intensified education, counseling, and medical assistance program.

“Certainly we are disappointed and recognize he has a serious problem,” said UGA head football coach Kirby Smart. “We have provided help for him previously and we are committed to providing whatever assistance is necessary for Jonathan that will contribute to immediate improvement but also ensure that his long-term well-being is secure.”

“First I want to apologize to my family, my teammates and coaches, the University and the Bulldog Nation,” said Ledbetter. “I have a problem and have received an incredible amount of support and treatment through the Athletic Department for the problem. For that I am thankful. I ask for everyone’s support as I continue to receive additional treatment for this disease and work toward a healthy life.”


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One response on “Jonathan Ledbetter Will Get Help from UGA

  1. dentaldawg

    Glad to see the young man admit he has a problem. First step in treatment is to admit you have a problem. Football aside, I hope we can help him control this and lead a normal, productive life.