UGA recruit arrested after allegedly choking girlfriend, released from program

Fields, from Kennesaw, Ga., had committed to Penn State early in 2017 but reopened his recruitment in June.

A four-star football recruit for Georgia has been arrested after his girlfriend claimed he assaulted her. He has been released from the program

According to The Macon Telegraph, officers were called to the restaurant after witnesses said they saw D'Antne Demery become physical with a woman. The pair had already left the location, but shortly after that a woman called 911 saying she wanted to press charges against Demery.

Officers tracked the woman down in front of a local bar. She told police she and Demery were at the Waffle House and an argument began. She started to walk away, and Demery reportedly told her, "walk off again, and Imma show you."

She began to walk away again, when Demery allegedly grabbed the back of her neck and pushed her in to a wall. Friends tried to separate the two, but Demery reportedly attacked her again and threw her to the ground, causing her glasses to fall off and her phone to crack.

When police interviewed Demery, he admitted to putting his hands on the woman. The woman, who shares a one-month old child with Demery, said this isn't the first time he has become violent towards her.

Demery was booked in the Athens-Clarke County jail Saturday night on charges of misdemeanor criminal trespass and simple battery.

Sunday morning, the school released the following statement announcing it has released Demery from his letter of intent:

“University of Georgia football signee D’Antne Demery has been released from his National Letter of Intent according to an announcement by UGA head coach Kirby Smart. The release follows Demery’s arrest Saturday night on charges of simple battery, criminal trespass-damaged property in downtown Athens.

The Brunswick, Ga., native signed with UGA in February and was scheduled to report to the University in June to begin classes.”

Demery and the woman were in town for Georgia's G-Day to watch the Bulldogs' spring game.

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