2019 UGA Football: OLB Brenton Cox Dismissed from team, enter transfer portal

Brooks Austin

Former 5-star outside linebacker Brenton Cox has been dismissed from the Georgia football team and has entered the transfer portal. 

Cox was involved in a disciplinary issue back in April when he was arrested for marijuana possession, but that wasn't the sole reasoning for Brenton Cox leaving the program. 

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Brenton Cox has entered the transfer portal

We are being told here at The Bulldog Maven that perhaps Cox had become a bad apple within the locker room, and with the incredible depth at the outside linebacker position, there was no room for a player who wasn't fully bought in. 

There have also been rumors swirling that Brenton Cox was possibly being asked to take on a different role as a defensive end with players like Jermaine Johnson and Nolan Smith now on campus at outside linebacker. 

Sure, Georgia loses an incredible talent. A five-star who will surely be joining another power five program extremely soon, but this is a culture move for Kirby Smart. This was about making sure his guys are fully bought in. 

As for Brenton's future, he will be on the field somewhere soon, and there's a reason to believe that this could have been a mutual decision because of the nature of the roster. 

Cox played 277 snaps last season, accounting for 20 tackles. Making his first start against Texas in the Sugar Bowl. 

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