With the NFL scouting combine set to start on Wednesday, former Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree’s recent arrest for driving under the influence came at a horribly bad time and could cost him millions of dollars.
Ogletree, one of the top prospects in the NFL draft, was recently arrested in Arizona and charged with driving under the influence, according to his Atlanta-based agent Pat Dye Jr.
“My client Alec Ogletree was pulled over for speeding and a lane violation in Arizona,” Dye said in a statement released to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Saturday night. “After the officers smelled alcohol, they conducted tests and also cited him for DUI. Although Alec regrets this incident terribly, he is thankful that there was no accident and that no one was hurt. Because this matter is still pending, we cannot comment further publicly at this time.”
During the combine, players will complete drills, have medical exams and interview with the 32 NFL teams. During the interview process, Ogletree, who’s one of 29 players with Georgia connections invited to the combine, will be expected to explain his recent brush with the law along with his four-game suspension at UGA for violating the school’s marijuana-use policy this past season.
Ogletree, 21, of Newnan, is projected to be selected in the top 25 players by several draft analysts. Some have Ogletree being selected as high as eighth by Buffalo and as low as 23rd by Minnesota.