If there has been a knock against the Georgia Bulldogs football program during the Mark Richt era, it has been on the off-field discipline side of things, and unfortunately for Richt and company, there has been another misstep by a quartet of his players.
BREAKING: 4 #UGA players arrested for misdemeanors day before spring practice: Tray Matthews, Jonathan Taylor, Uriah LeMay, James DeLoach
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) March 18, 2014
Can confirm 4 UGA players arrested for “theft by deception:” Tray Matthews, James DeLoach, Uriah LeMay and Jonathan Taylor. No other details
— AJC UGA (@ajcuga) March 18, 2014
As noted above by both Radi Nabulsi and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, four members of the UGA football team were arrested late on Monday night, and Tray Matthews, Jonathan Taylor, James DeLoach, and Uriah LeMay were charged with “theft by deception”. While none of the four have been “impact” players, each was a 4-star recruit in either the 2012 or 2013 recruiting class, and Taylor played in 10 games during the 2013 season, accumulating 10 tackles and a sack from the defensive tackle spot.
It will be very interesting to see how these arrests are handled by Richt and the program in the upcoming days, but judging by Twitter’s reaction to the news, “perspective” isn’t something that I would expect during the proceedings. Stay tuned.
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