UGA football signee D’Antne Demery found himself in hot water following the Bulldogs’ annual G-Day spring game.
According to reports, the offensive lineman was arrested late Saturday night after allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the neck and hair at a Waffle House in Athens.
The couple has a one-year-old child together.
Demery was officially charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass and simple battery.
From the Macon Telegraph:
“Upon arrival, both individuals had left the area,” the police account reads. “Moments later, the victim called 911; advising that she wished to press charges against D’Antne Demery for hitting her. Contact was made with the victim in front of Boars Head (sic). She stated that she and Demery got into an argument; he began to get loud, she started to walk off, he told her ‘walk off again, and Imma show you’. She began to walk away again, at which point, Demery came from behind her; grabbing her on the back of her neck; pushing her against the wall, and also grabbing her by the hair.”
According to police, Demery admitted to placing his hands on the mother of his child. She told police Demery “has been physically violent with her in the past.”
It didn’t end there, either.
After initially being separated by friends, the report states Demery once again came in contact with his girlfriend when he threw her which caused her glasses to fall off and her phone’s screen to crack.
After the assault began, friends separated the two. But Demery was subsequently “able to reconnect with the victim, in which he threw her; causing her glasses to fall off, and her phone fell out of her hand; causing it to hit the ground which resulted in a crack to the screen.”
Demery was a four-star recruit who signed his National Letter of Intent with the Bulldogs earlier this year.
There is no word on how this incident will impact his standing with the team, with the university and head coach Kirby Smart yet to comment.