Jalen Johnson faces charge of simple battery

Georgia Tech defensive back Jalen Johnson was arrested on campus Sunday on a charge of simple battery.

The sophomore was released from the Fulton County jail later Sunday on a $5,000 bond.

"I think I would urge everybody to let all the facts come in and let the investigation unfold and then we'll make an appropriate statement and an appropriate action," Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "But guys are innocent until proven guilty. Just because it happened doesn't mean they're always guilty, so let's let the facts play out."

Johnson said that he didn't take immediate action because "I'm not sure this is going to be an issue when it all plays out," according to the newspaper.

This school also issued an official statement.

"Jalen Johnson is a member of the Georgia Tech football team," the school said. "The Georgia Institute of Technology does not discuss ongoing investigations."

Johnson has played in all eight of the Yellow Jackets' games this season, mostly on special teams, and has been credited with five tackles.