Who is ex-Steeler LB Jarvis Jones arrested for speeding and reckless driving? Investigating his detention

In the last couple of years, over 60 moving violations have been hitting headlines continuously, especially from the Georgia football program. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ former star Jarvis Jones is the latest addition to this infamous list.

After getting selected by the Steelers as the No.17 overall pick in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Jones couldn’t live up to the sky-high expectations. Following the introduction of Bud Dupree, he was completely overshadowed in Pittsburgh. The linebacker was even ranked as Pittsburgh’s biggest draft bust of the century in a 2022 study.

Who is ex-Steeler LB Jarvis Jones? Explained

Javris Jones now serves as a player coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs where he played from 2010 to 2012 under the guidance of former head coach Mark Richt. During his playing career in Georgia, the footballer set school records by scoring 14.5 sacks and 24.5 tackles for loss in a single season.

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However, his NFL career was not remarkable in any sense except for the big start in the Draft. After spending four seasons with the veteran, the Steelers decided not to exercise their fifth-year option on him. He later signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals back in 2017 as a free agent before getting released by the franchise with an injury settlement. The footballer later didn’t get any chance to prove his athleticism in the league.

Ex-Steeler LB Jarvis Jones arrested for speeding and reckless driving

Jones got detained following the allegations of reckless driving and speeding maximum limits on Friday night, as per Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chip Towers. The incident occurred less than a day before the Bulldogs’ season opener against Tennessee-Martin.

Jarvis Jones
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The 33-year-old got released an hour later on a $2,400 bond, and no other details about the case were available, especially because of the Labor Day holiday. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said their coordinator might expect to face “internal discipline”, and refused to comment further on the topic by marking it as a “personnel matter”.

Over the last few days, 14 players of the two-time reigning national champions have either been cited or arrested for speeding as well as reckless driving since the tragic crash that killed Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy in January. The ex-Steelers vet is the 15th member of the program and also the first non-player to get embroiled in this ignoble activity.

What’s your take on the Bulldogs’ recent drama surrounding speed driving? Let’s have a discussion in the comment section.


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