July 6, 2010

Love's charges expected to be dropped

Jordan Love was arrested Monday night for misdemeanor obstruction of justice following a fireworks incident, but it appears those charges may now be dropped.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson confirmed to the Atlanta Constitution that the arrest stemmed from a "breakdown in communication" between Jordan and the arresting officer.

The paper reported that Love, a third-team cornerback, was arrested after he would not provide his full name.

Sources tell UGASports there's more to the story.

Apparently, Love did tell the officer his first and last name, but wasn't sure as to the exact official spelling of his middle name because it belongs to his estranged father. After telling the officer he wasn't certain of the spelling, Love was placed in handcuffs and taken to the Clarke County Jail.

UGASports sources further reveal that Love's mother is an FBI agent, who told her son if he ever found himself in such a situation, to only give his name and invoke his right to remain silent.

Love was taken to the Clarke County jail at 11:35 Monday night before being released on a $5,000 bond at 1:03 a.m. Tuesday.

According to witnesses, Love was outside the East Campus Village with Shawn Williams. A group of people were setting off fireworks and sparklers. After someone called the police, the players were informed that the police were coming and they remained on the scene.

Alcohol was not involved.

A hearing will be held in Municipal Court today in Athens to determine if the charges should be dropped.

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