Postedy by Tom Fornelli
Mark Richt woke up on Sunday morning with a smile on his face. The sun was brighter, the flowers smelled better and his breakfast was tastier than it had been in months. He finally had a victory to celebrate and got to spend a day not worrying if his team's latest loss would cost him his job.
He got a whole 24 hours to be happy.
Then on Monday morning he found out that his running back Caleb King was in jail for failing to appear in court for a speeding ticket. King was pulled over for doing 76 mph in a 55 mph zone on June 20, and had a court date for the ticket on August 6. Which, obviously, he didn't show up for and had a warrant issued for his arrest.
"I was hoping that someone would pay his bond up there in Clarke County and we wouldn't even have to pick him up," said Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman early Monday morning. "But as of right now, no one has paid it, so I've got a deputy en route to pick him up."
According to a Georgia spokesman, Mark Richt is aware of King's arrest and is "continuing to gather information." King is the eleventh Georgia football player to be arrested since March, and though speeding isn't exactly a terrible crime, it's not something Richt wants to deal with at the moment either.
King has rushed for 228 yards and a touchdown for Georgia this season.