Georgia DE Jonathan Ledbetter will miss opener following arrest

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia sophomore defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter will be suspended one game following his arrest early Sunday on misdemeanor alcohol charges.

Coach Kirby Smart said Ledbetter apologized to the team before taking part in Tuesday's practice. Smart said Ledbetter also faces internal discipline following the arrest on charges of underage possession of alcohol and possession of a false ID.

Athens-Clarke County police records show Ledbetter was released on $3,000 bond at 4:13 a.m. Sunday, about one hour after he was booked.

Smart said after Tuesday's practice that Ledbetter "made a huge mistake" and embarrassed himself, his family and his team.

Ledbetter, who played in seven games as a backup in 2015, will miss the Bulldogs' Sept. 3 opener against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome.