Georgia RB James Cook Arrested on Alcohol, Driving Without Valid License Charges

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorDecember 14, 2019

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: James Cook #4 of the Georgia Bulldogs runs with the ball during a game between Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers at Mercedes Benz Stadium on December 7, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images)
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Georgia sophomore running back James Cook was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license and possessing an open alcoholic beverage container in his passenger area Saturday, per Brandon Sudge of the Macon Telegraph.

Sudge reported that jail logs said Cook was booked into the Athens Clarke-County jail at 1:46 a.m. ET and released at 2:57 a.m.

Cook amassed 308 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in 12 games for the Bulldogs this season.

The 4-star recruit out of Northwestern High School in Miami ran for 6.3 yards per carry in a crowded backfield led by running back De'Andre Swift.

According to Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, it is unclear whether the arrests will affect Cook's status for Georgia's Sugar Bowl game against Baylor on Jan. 1. Towers also reported that Cook was released from county jail on a $2,000 bond.

The Bulldogs are 11-2 and ranked fifth in the College Football Playoff rankings. They made the SEC Championship Game but lost 37-10 to No. 1 LSU.