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Georgia CB Shaq Wiggins charged with traffic offenses

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

Shaq Wiggins appeared in nine games during his freshman season. (USATSI)
Shaq Wiggins appeared in nine games during his freshman season. (USATSI)
Whether fair or not, the Georgia Bulldogs have something of a reputation for acquiring minor traffic-related charges from local law enforcement during the offseason. And freshman cornerback Shaq Wiggins' arrest Sunday evening -- only 12 days into this particular offseason -- won't much help matters.

The Macon Telegraph reported that Wiggins was pulled over at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Athens and booked on charges of speeding and driving with a suspended license. Both charges are misdemeanors.

Per an Athens-Clarke County public information officer, Wiggins was clocked going 52 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone. He was released after posting bond just after midnight.

A four-star recruit ranked among the top 200 players in the country according to 247Sports, Wiggins appeared in nine games for Georgia as a true freshman, starting the final eight and picking off a team-high two passes. Wiggins returned one of them for a touchdown in the Bulldogs' 31-27 loss to Vanderbilt.

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