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Kyle Carter to transfer from Georgia rather than face suspension

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Georgia freshman baseball player Kyle Carter is looking for a new school.

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Rather than face a lengthy suspension, Georgia freshman pitcher/outfielder Kyle Carter, who impressed during fall workouts, will transfer, according to Roger Clarkson of the Athens Banner-Herald.

Carter was arrested Sunday, Nov. 18 and charged with public intoxication and underage possession of alcohol. It was his second arrest in three months, as he was charged with possession of a weapon in a school zone and simple assault after allegedly threatening a woman with a baseball bat on Aug. 19. Following his November arrest, Carter was suspended 20 games by Georgia.

Instead of accepting the suspension, Carter will move on to a junior college.

"Kyle said that he didn't go to the University of Georgia to ride the bench," Richard Carter, Kyle's father, told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

Carter played on the Columbus, Ga., team that won the Little League World Series in 2006. He'll be eligible to return to Georgia after one season, but right now, his future is uncertain.

"He'll be eligible for the (Major League) draft again, and we'll see how that turns out," Richard Carter said. "No matter what happens there, we're not sure that he'll return to Athens right now."

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