Georgia Bulldogs defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter had a good day in court this week, when two misdemeanor charges levied against the youngster were dismissed on Monday.
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the charges of underage possession of alcohol and false identification because the way officers discovered Ledbetter’s age would have made the case difficult to prosecute.
Per the reports, the arresting officer grabbed Ledbetter’s identification before an arrest was made and before speaking with the 18 year old.
“I could see the Georgia Driver’s License protruding from his wallet. I retrieved the license and observed the male’s date of birth to be (redcated) 1997,” the incident report read.
“Due to Ledbetter’s inebriated state and stature I asked him to step away from the entrance and I took possession of his wallet finding a fraudulent photo copy Georgia’s Driver’s License with Ledbetter’s information but with a date of birth of (redacted) 1992.”
Georgia previously announced Ledbetter would be suspended for the season-opener against North Carolina on Sept. 3.
Last season as a freshman, Ledbetter saw action in seven games. He looks to be a bigger part of the Bulldogs defensive line rotation this season.
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