Former Georgia All-American Bacarri Rambo arrested for alleged rape

Former Georgia Bulldog Bacarri Rambo (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Former Georgia Bulldog Bacarri Rambo (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Bacarri Rambo, who spent four seasons in the NFL, has been arrested for an alleged rape.

Former Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Bacarri Rambo was arrested Tuesday morning on alleged rape charges. The incident reportedly occurred at a downtown Athens residence and involved a 21-year-old victim, per the police records.

Rambo had been working as a graduate assistant for the Georgia football team under Kirby Smart until this past season.

A team spokesman confirmed to the Athens Banner-Herald that Rambo had been removed from the staff before the 2020 season, but may have been taking classes on campus as recently as this Spring semester.

Rambo played for the Redskins, Dolphins, and Bills throughout his short NFL career, and remains most well known for his status as a former All-American at the University of Georgia.

Bacarri Rambo is facing rape charges from an incident in Athens involving a University of Georgia student.

According to the Athens Banner-Herald:

"Athens-Clarke County Police responded to a rape call on Saturday at 1:17 a.m. The incident took place at 150 W. Broad Street, the address for the Georgia Heights apartments in downtown Athens. Rambo’s address is listed in that complex."

The 29-year-old played under Mark Richt from 2009-12, reaching All-American status and eventually being drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 2013 NFL Draft. He left Georgia tied for the most interceptions in program history with 16.

Rambo’s lawyer, Kim Stephens, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the case amounts to a ‘he said, she said’ situation, a dangerous categorization of an alleged rape which will likely make for a tough case in court.

According to Stephens, Rambo cooperated with the police.

“Basically she says she didn’t consent to intercourse to some degree and he says that she did,” Stephens said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He cooperated with police when they came out. It’s been a fast turnaround. They didn’t wait for any scientific evidence to come back or anything before they took warrants.”

There are reportedly three witnesses to the incident, although any further details about how they may factor into the case are unknown. Rambo remains in custody, with his lawyer aiming to get him released on bond.

No other details are known, with the police department stating they aren’t inclined to release any further information at this time.