Georgia fans might be having deja vu after reading the latest details on freshman defensive back Nyland Green’s arrest. Police arrested Nyland Green on counts early on Wednesday in Athens-Clarke County. Green’s charges include two counts of possessing a weapon in a school safety zone.
On Nov. 14, a bystander reported someone “dry firing” a weapon, according to The Athletic’s Seth Emerson. The weapon in question was a BB gun and shots fired caused damage to a window of Georgia’s Busbee Hall.
The Bulldogs faced a similar situation in 2016 when two freshmen, Julian Rochester and Chad Clay, also faced charges for possessing and firing a BB gun on campus. The district dropped the charges after the players agreed to pre-trial intervention.
Police booked Green into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 2:49 AM on Wednesday morning. In addition to the weapons possession charges, other counts include second-degree criminal damage to property, a felony, as well as two misdemeanor counts of reckless conduct.
Green is still awaiting his bond hearing. Georgia Athletics has yet to release a statement on the incident.
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Nyland Green was huge get for Georgia. Prior to choosing the Bulldogs, Green was a five-star prospect and the No. 17 overall player in the Class of 2021, according to the 2021 On300. Moreover, he was an industry consensus four-star, ranking as the No. 50 player overall.
So far in 2021, he has played sparingly. To illustrate, Green has appeared in three contests for the Bulldogs this fall — getting extended time against UAB, Vanderbilt, and Charleston Southern.
On the season, he’s posted two tackles — a solo and an assist, both coming against UAB.
Georgia is attempting to finish off a dominant season with a victory over Georgia Tech this weekend. While the Yellow Jackets are a measly 3-8 on the season, you can never discount how much their animosity for the Bulldogs will propel their team.
After Georgia Tech, the Bulldogs have a date with the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship. If Kirby Smart’s team can finish off their undefeated season, they’ll continue to be overwhelming favorites to finish their season as national champions.
However, it remains to be seen whether Nyland Green will be part of their attempt at everlasting glory.
On3’s Stephen Samra contributed to this report.