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Georgia's Simmons, Stevenson arrested following bar fight

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson are facing misdemeanor charges following a bar fight.

Simmons and Stevenson were arrested early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct for their alleged fight with employees at the Cloud Bar in Athens.

According to a statement from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department provided to The Associated Press, an off-duty officer working at the bar called for assistance at 12:50 a.m. on Sunday. The statement said several officers "responded to a chaotic scene with numerous bar patrons spilling out onto the sidewalk and street."

Simmons and Stevenson were transported to jail but Simmons complained of an undisclosed injury and was taken to a local hospital. Following treatment, Simmons was issued a citation for disorderly conduct.

Police have not released an incident report. The police statement said the incident is under investigation as detectives review evidence.

The statement said the bar did not press charges against Simmons and Stevenson.

According to jail records, Stevenson posted $1,000 bond and was released Sunday morning.

Simmons, from Powder Springs, Georgia, started six games in 2018 and had nine catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He has a chance to earn a starting job this season following the departures of receivers Terry Godwin, Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman, who worked out for NFL scouts at last week's pro day on campus.

Stevenson, from Miami, is a 2019 signee who enrolled in January for spring practice.

Georgia has not released a statement on the arrests.

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Updated March 25, 2019

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