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Pair of Bulldogs linemen arrested
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ATHENS — Two University of Georgia football players have been arrested and jailed on charges of simple battery.

The Athens-Clarke County Jail report shows offensive linemen Justin Anderson and Trinton Sturdivant were both released within hours of their arrest on Monday night on $1,500 bonds.

Sturdivant, 19, is a starting tackle from Wadesboro, N.C. Anderson, 20, is a guard from Ocilla, Ga.

The incident allegedly occurred early Friday morning at the East Campus Village dormitory on the university's campus.

The woman who made the complaint said she and a friend were returning to the dorm about 1:30 a.m. when they encountered Anderson, Sturdivant and another unidentified male. She said they touched her without permission and began following her.

Affidavits filed with the Athens Clarke County Court stated the players "did intentionally make physical contact of an insulting nature with (the alleged victim)."

Ed Tolley, an Athens lawyer who is representing the players, said the charges are unfounded.

"The only thing I can tell you is I've talked with both boys and they absolutely deny they did anything of an offensive nature," Tolley said Tuesday. "They're completely shocked that this allegation has been made."

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