Chase Vasser suspended two games for DUI arrest
Georgia will be without another defensive player for the first two games of the 2012 season. Junior outside linebacker Chase Vasser has been suspended after a DUI arrest in May.
Vasser was arrested on May 11 at 2:33 a.m. in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. Trooper S. Tarpley of the Georgia State Patrol’s Nighthawk DUI task force pulled Vasser over after he noticed his vehicle was weaving.
The officer administered a sobriety test and a breathalyzer test, according to the incident report obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald.
The report said he appeared nervous with bloodshot eyes and was sweating in a stained shirt and disheveled clothing that appeared “slept in.”
“Mr. Vasser was visibly emotional and stated that he was sorry and please let him go,” according to the report.
Tarpley arrested him, impounded the truck and booked him at the Atlanta jail where he submitted to a second breath test.
He posted a $1,591 bond later that day, according to a public transaction officer of the City of Atlanta police.
Vasser, 21, has a scheduled court appearance on Aug. 21 at the City of Atlanta Municipal Court.
Vasser is listed as the starter at outside linebacker on Georgia’s preseason depth chart. Sophomore Ramik Wilson is currently listed as Vasser’s back-up.
The Bulldogs now have two and could have as many as five players suspended for the first two games of the season (vs. Buffalo, at Missouri). Cornerback Sanders Commings was suspended two games in February as a result of a domestic violence arrest.
In March, cornerback Branden Smith was arrested for possession of marijuana in Alabama. Then safety Bacarri Rambo allegedly tested positive for marijuana after eating pot brownies on Spring Break.
Suspensions have yet to be announced for Smith and Rambo. Smith will likely get one game and possibly two, while Rambo could be suspended 2-4 games. A suspension is also reportedly looming for inside linebacker Alec Ogletree.