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Georgia Tech Guard Arrested for DUI


Mar 14, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets guard Chris Bolden (11) shoots as Boston College Eagles center Dennis Clifford (24) defends in the first half during the first round of the ACC tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The summer trend of college basketball players getting in trouble with the law is not over. We’ve had the PJ Hairston saga and Brannen Greene being cited for a hit and run, unfortunately, we can now add  Georgia Tech guard Christopher Bolden to the list who was arrested Saturday for a DUI. As per College Basketball Talk, he was also cited for possession of alcohol as a minor, speeding and an improper lane change.

Last season, Bolden started 15 of 31 games and averaged 7.3 points per game in 24 minutes of play. He was an important part of the offense and his role is only expected to grow going further. Bolden was set to begin his sophomore season with the Yellow Jackets but with this development, his ability to play is not so certain.

While the team has not yet released a statement, it is reasonable to expect that an indefinite suspension will be coming Bolden’s way. It is expected that college kids will drink, no one will really be up in arms about the fact that a 20 year old wanted to have some alcohol. The real worry is that Bolden drove under the influence. If he is found guilty of doing so, he could find himself in a lot of trouble. Under no circumstance is a DUI acceptable and college athlete or not, anyone who is caught committing that crime should be handed out appropriate punishment.

As the situation develops, Busting Brackets will be certain to update you with more information.