The night before spring football camp is about to open up, the Georgia Bulldogs football program and head coach Mark Richt got some news they weren’t really looking for as four member of the team were arrested Monday night on theft charges, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Four Georgia football players, including promising safety Tray Matthews, have been charged with multiple counts of theft by deception and were in the Clarke County Jail on Monday night.
Also charged are defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach and wide receiver Uriah LeMay.
No, this is definitely not the news that you want less than 24 hours before spring camp gets underway, but now they just have to let the process play out.
What’s alarming now is that the off-the-field issues are beginning to pile up on Georgia in recent years, and it may eventually be something that could warrant a thorough review.
But for right now, this is a harsh situation that one of the top program in the SEC has to deal with, and hopefully all can be resolved in the matter.