Former Georgia tight end Orson Charles was arrested early Friday morning in Athens, and charged with DUI and a traffic charge.
Charles was booked at 4:31 a.m. at Clarke County jail and released less than an hour later, according to the jail web site. He was cited for DUI as well as "minimum speed."
Charles' breath test registered .095 and .100, according to the police report, above the state's legal limit of .08.
The player was pulled over near the Five Points area around 3 a.m. He was driving a black Chrysler 300 with dealer plates. When approached in the parking lot of a Waffle House, Charles apologized and said he was waiting for directions from a friend.
The arrest report said Charles "swayed badly througout" a field sobriety test, which included a one-leg stand. When Charles was asked to walk a line, he stepped off it twice.
Charles declared for the NFL draft in January and has been expected to be one of the first two tight ends picked, probably to go in the first two rounds. The news of the DUI may hurt that, as the NFL has cracked down on off-field incidents.
The arrest came four days after Charles participated in UGA's pro day in Athens, catching passes and working out in front of NFL scouts.
"I just want a job right now," Charles told reporters after the workout.
This is the second straight year a Georgia player who went pro had an off-field issue prior to the draft. Last year linebacker Justin Houston reportedly tested positive for marijuana at the NFL combine, leading his stock to drop and be picked in the third round.