Orson Charles Arrested: NFL Draft Prospect Charged With DUI

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Orson Charles #7 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs for yards after the catch against Brandon Taylor #18 of the LSU Tigers during the first half of the 2011 SEC Conference Championship at Georgia Dome on December 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles was arrested on DUI charges Friday morning.

Former Georgia Bulldogs tight end Orson Charles has been arrested on charges of drunk driving, the Athens Banner-Herald reports. He was booked into Clarke County Jail Friday morning and released on $1,75 bond.

Charles is considered one of the top tight end prospects in the NFL Draft. He's been expected to be selected as high as the second round. He starred at the NFL Combine before electing not to run, then gave what he described as a disappointing performance at UGA's pro day. He has a workout pending with the Eagles.

Last year just after the Combine and before the Draft, former Georgia linebacker Justin Houston was revealed to have failed a NFL drug test. The two don't really have anything to do with each other beyond the timing, but this isn't a good sign for Charles.

For more on UGA football, visit Georgia blog Dawg Sports, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Atlanta.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.