Originally written on The Lady Sportswriter  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Unless you live under a rock—or actually spend your weekends doing something other than following the off-season actions of college football players—you have heard the unfortunate news that Georgia defensive back, Sanders Commings, was arrested last night.

Commings was taken into custody by the Clarke County Police last night and charged with simple battery/family violence. His bond is currently set at $1,000.00 and, as of this posting, he remains in custody—with no access to visitation.

In the State of Georgia, simple battery is defined as "...intentionally causing harm to another person or touching them in an insulting or provoking nature." It is considered a misdemeanor unless otherwise stated or elevated by additional circumstances. You can read more about those circumstances by clicking the link, but Commings' situation does not apply to any of them—as far as we know.

From a football standpoint, this couldn't come at a more unfortunate time of year as National Signing Day is just around the corner and the coaching staff is spread out like "Country Crock" trying to nail down the guys who will make Georgia's future BCS fortunes easier to come by.

Richt has already made his statement regarding the matter, but you can bet he's not interested in going through another situation like this one at this point in hie tenure.

If you recall, he last encountered something similar with Montez Robinson and, while Comming's situation doesn't appear to be heading in that direction, you have to wonder what the tolerance level for such things will be given the direction the team has been headed over the last year or so.

With so many young players on the team (both currently and on the way), you don't want to send the wrong message about discipline or the much talked about and touted "Georgia Way".

My feelings on this particular matter will be reserved until more information is filtered through to the public. However, from a personal standpoint, I don't hold any good will towards a man who puts his hands on a woman.  Where I come from, real men don't do that sort of thing—period.

At any rate, lets do hope that this isn't going to be the beginning of a string of negative media for the Bulldogs. Things had been fairly quiet for a good while and I was beginning to enjoy the silence.

Read more sports commentary at: http://theladysportswriter.blogspot.com/

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Barkley, Reggie Miller condemn Indiana religious freedom bill

Report: Rick Barnes not expected back at Texas

Metta World Peace interested in coaching at St John's

Knicks want Marc Gasol, do they know what they’re asking for?

New York Rangers are the first team to clinch a playoff spot


Victorino: I plan on playing every day for Red Sox in 2015

The Rams are still planning on drafting a quarterback

Howard willing to make 'ultimate sacrifice' for Rockets

Pacquiao bought P. Diddy’s house for $12.5M, fight tickets

The Seahawks are already winning the NFL Draft

Fiancée takes stand at Aaron Hernandez's murder trial

WWE unveils Ultimate Warrior statue

WATCH: Tom Brady jumps off tall cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Dominique Wilkins in HORSE

Angels remove Josh Hamilton banner from front of stadium

Elite Eight preview: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

Support for relocation growing among NFL powers

Mother says special needs son forced to remove varsity letter

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should they tank?

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

Twins to offer $19 Bloody Mary with pizza slice garnish

Ranking the NBA's hottest coaching seats

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Rick Barnes not returning to Texas?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Hottest coaching seats in NBA

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.