Georgia LB Alec Ogletree Charged With DUI

January 01, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez (3) is sacked by Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Alec Ogletree (9) during the second half of the Capital One bowl at The Citrus Bowl. Georgia defeated Nebraska 45-31. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

I know I am late to this story about Georgia LB Alec Ogletree getting charged with a DUI. This kid has had character red flags before this occurred and now this thing pops off before the NFL combines. Ogletree was slated to be a first round draft pick before the incident, but the recent DUI will likely push him out of the first round and likely onto the roster of the Cincinnati Bengals or the Detroit Lions.

The recent event did make me wonder when does character flaws get given a second chance or even a third chance? AJ Smith didn’t want to deal with any attitudes. Shawne Merriman was out with the quickness. Vincent Jackson sat out for a big contract and had a couple of DUIs and we just let him walk away. Antonio Cromartie and his 67 kids and 45 baby mamas were sent packing to New York. I’m sure we wouldn’t mind having some of those guys back on the roster.

Alec Ogletree is a 1st round talent that could be available in the second or third round for the San Diego Chargers. He plays a position that the Chargers could use some help. He could start immediately next to Donald Butler in the middle.

Ogletree is quick and athletic. He was a former safety and had converted to middle linebacker. He stands out on the field and can add some impact plays for the defense. If he is available when the chargers pick in the second round, would you give the kid an opportunity? Would you give him a second chance? What if he is there in the third round?

Topics: Alec Ogletree, NFL Draft, San Diego Chargers

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  • 619chargers4life

    idk im kind of hoping we trade down in the first round and snatch up another 2nd round pick. with that done still go OL 1st and OL 2nd and with the extra 2nd go D and then i would say no doubt snatch up Ogleltree

  • arnie

    Can he play football? Then that’s all that will matter. The NFL has been handing out second, third, even tenth chances to “talented” players, for decades. If the Chargers have targeted this young man as a player they want on the roster, then that means they are willing to except everything, that goes with it.

  • Nolan

    Yes in the third no in the second I think we need o line in the first two picks

  • Nolan

    Another possibility in the third is leveon bell the runningback out of Michigan watch his heisman hype video on YouTube he’s a monster!!!!!!

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Bell would be so sick. Think I will write up a post for him tomorrow

  • thegorn

    This guy’s a knucklehead. The problem with these types of guys is that he’ll screw you when you need him.

  • RussinSactown

    If I was him I’d get in a rehab program, NOW!

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