One of the four University of Georgia football players arrested for allegedly double-cashing stipend checks, Uriah LeMay, has informed UGA of his intent to transfer from the school.
The redshirt freshman wide receiver has yet to even play a down on the field for the Bulldogs, and has been granted his transfer request by the school, according to a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
“Uriah made the decision in order to have a better opportunity for playing time,” Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt said in a release sent out by UGA Tuesday. “He has our best wishes in achieving all his goals as a student and athlete.”
The announcement comes just days after defensive back Shaq Wiggins made his intention to leave Athens known. It seems like coach Richt has been having to make these statements far too often lately, but as the coach has stated in the past, he’s not afraid of attrition.
LeMay, James DeLoach, Tray Matthews and Jonathan Taylor are awaiting arraignments on the misdemeanor theft charges involving the checks that were cashed, and Lemay’s situation is a little more serious than the other, as he is the one accused of taking a roommate’s already-deposited checks and cashing them for himself.