September 22, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs mascot Hairy Dog in the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 48-3. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Bulldogs’ Ty Flournoy-Smith Arrested For Falsely Reporting Crime


Well, this has to go down as one of the dumbest crimes in recent college football history. Georgia Bulldogs tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith was arrested on Friday night and charged with falsely reporting a crime.

Flournoy-Smith decided that it would be a good idea to report his textbooks to authorities as stolen, despite the fact that he knew exactly where they were. It gets worst for Flournoy-Smith. He didn’t just misplace his textbooks before reporting them as stolen; he sold them to the campus bookstore.

That is just a little different than them being stolen.

“He went through this whole story of his books being stolen,” University of Georgia police chief Jimmy Williamson said, per the Athens Banner-Herald. “We started looking into it and it was determined that the books were not stolen. He had taken his own books down to a local book buying company and sold them back to them.”

Who knows what Flournoy-Smith was trying to pull, but he found himself booked into the Clarke County jail at 10:56 p.m Friday. He was later released on $1,000 bond.

Georgia has yet to release a statement on the situation, but let me issue one for them — “How can you be so stupid?”

Tags: Football Georgia Bulldogs Ty Flournoy-Smith

  • Elbert Roberts

    Mamma always says Stupid is as Stupid does!!!!!!

  • Oilfart1

    says something about the quality of education at UofG, or the quality of the student who happens to be an athlete at UofG

    • http://www.facebook.com/rmarchette Rushing Marchette

      Who says u of g?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.askew.54 Adam Askew

    Get rid of him. A trouble maker already

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-Don-Kelly/1850197379 Jerry Don Kelly

    Unless the rules have changed lately a scholarship athlete can’t sell their books anyway. NCAA violation. Dumb & dumber!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.l.wise Sandy Leeth Wise

    Well being a die hard Alabama fan that took sooooooooooo much smack from you guys about our recent problems..Well welcome to the real world Georgia, yours aren’t perfect either.

    • ABXK9

      Falsely reporting a crime is just a little bit different from aggravated assault. Either way, it sucks for both teams. UGA seems to have more than their fair share of troubled players though.

  • Patrick Reid

    Yeah, Sandy, a kid falsely reporting his books stolen is the same as a group of players robbing people. I get that. Kinda of like shoplifting a candy bar from a gas station is the same as holding it up, right? Stay classy, Bama.

    That said, get rid of the kid. If he’s this dumb, he’ll only end up ineligible after a few tests anyway. Let’s just cut ahead in the process.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.harris.925 Robert Harris

    This is exactly what got Alabama in trouble last time. He was reporting the books stolen, so he would get them replaced under his scholarship. Probably lucky for Georgia this got stopped before it got going. Alabama forfeited like 4 wins cause of this same kind of book scams. The problem is how many Georgia players have had their books stolen lately.

  • MBAM

    This is a symptom of a governing body (the NCAA) that has lost control of itself. When student sell their books, get 100 dollars, then realize they could get their institution banned for two post seasons, have victories for the past 2 years wiped from the record and a loss of scholarships, then the only sensible thing to do is to claim the books were stolen or missing. The NCAA has to go.