Overnight, news broke that four members of the Georgia Bulldogs football team had been arrested for “theft” by deception, but now, there are additional details being uncovered.
Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph has the scoop on the findings, and here is a snippet from what he has reported:
Three of the players are charged with what amounts to double-dipping: Each allegedly took normal stipend checks from UGA and deposited them via a mobile ap, and then also cashed them somewhere else, according to UGA chief of police Jimmy Williamson. A fourth player is charged with taking his rommates’ deposited stipend check and cashing it.
The four players were released on bond Monday night, with bond at $1,500 per charge. Misdemeanor theft means the charge is for stealing something less than $500 per charge.
In addition, Emerson is reporting specific details on a player by player basis, indicating that Tray Matthews was charged with 3 counts, Uriah LeMay was charged with 4 counts, and both Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach were charged with 2 counts. Obviously, it was clear that something had gone down in a negative way here, but when you’re dealing with official university stipend checks, it magnifies things a bit more.
It would be a shock if the players weren’t disciplined in some grand form in the coming days, and we’ll update you as the details continue to emerge.