Cornelius Washington arrested Sunday

Georgia outside linebacker Cornelius Washington was arrested early Sunday and charged with speeding and driving under the influence.

Washington was pulled over after driving 92 mph in a 55-mph zone.

The starter is coming off of a game in which he registered two sacks in Georgia's 24-10 win against Mississippi State.

We aren't sure what will happen to Washington, but school policy for a first-time drug or alcohol offender calls for a suspension of 10 percent of the regular season, so Washington could miss at least a game.

And what a big game the Bulldogs have this Saturday.

Georgia, riding a three-game winning streak and very much back in the East race, heads to Tennessee for a game that could make Georgia the outright favorite in the East if it wins. With the shape that South Carolina and Florida are in, a win in Knoxville will go a long way this season.

But what an awful time for the Bulldogs to have a distraction like this. The last thing a hot team wants is a momentum-killer and having one of your fastest defenders make a boneheaded mistake like this could do that.