Cornelius Washington arrested Sunday

October, 2, 2011
10/02/11
5:07
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Georgia outside linebacker Cornelius Washington was arrested early Sunday and charged with speeding and driving under the influence.

Washington was pulled over after driving 92 mph in a 55-mph zone.

The starter is coming off of a game in which he registered two sacks in Georgia's 24-10 win against Mississippi State.

We aren't sure what will happen to Washington, but school policy for a first-time drug or alcohol offender calls for a suspension of 10 percent of the regular season, so Washington could miss at least a game.

And what a big game the Bulldogs have this Saturday.

Georgia, riding a three-game winning streak and very much back in the East race, heads to Tennessee for a game that could make Georgia the outright favorite in the East if it wins. With the shape that South Carolina and Florida are in, a win in Knoxville will go a long way this season.

But what an awful time for the Bulldogs to have a distraction like this. The last thing a hot team wants is a momentum-killer and having one of your fastest defenders make a boneheaded mistake like this could do that.

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