UGA football player arrested for battery

A scuffle outside an Athens bar has landed one UGA reserve defensive back in big trouble.

Latavious Brini was arrested Thursday night on a charge of simple battery.

Brini reportedly slapped a 23-year-old man after that man stepped in to stop a verbal altercation between the football player and a group of young women.

Coach Kirby Smart released a statement about Brini's rest that said the player's discipline would be handled internally.

"Hopefully good lessons will be learned," Smart said.