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4 UGA football players arrested on theft charges
Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | 19 March 2014

Posted on 03/19/2014 8:12:42 AM PDT by Gamecock

Four Georgia football players, including safety Tray Matthews, turned themselves in to authorities and were arrested Monday night on multiple charges of theft by deception.

Others arrested were wide receiver Uriah LeMay, defensive lineman John Taylor and defensive end James DeLoach. They were all charged with multiple counts of misdemeanor theft. Three of the players -- Matthews, Taylor and DeLoach -- are accused of double-cashing their stipend checks while LeMay is charged with depositing his roommates' stipend check.

"Matthews, DeLoach and Taylor would basically take that check and deposit it through a mobile banking app. And then within a short period of time would go to a local convenience store and cash the checks. So they basically would cash the check twice," UGA chief of police Jimmy Williamson told the Macon Telegraph.

The four players were released on bond Monday night, with bond at $1,500 per charge. Misdemeanor theft means the charge is for stealing something less than $500 per charge.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt released a statement Tuesday morning:

"I'm aware of the situation and it will be handled in an appropriate way."

The Bulldogs are scheduled to start 2014 spring practice on Tuesday.

Matthews started six games as a freshman last year and was expected to compete for the starting spot at free safety.

DeLoach, who will be a junior this fall, has rarely played and moved to defensive end. Taylor, who will be a redshirt sophomore, had nine tackles and a sack last season. LeMay redshirted as a freshman last season


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1 posted on 03/19/2014 8:12:42 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
"I'm aware of the situation and it will be handled in an appropriate way."

Translation: "I'm suspending them for the first half of our game against Podunk State."

2 posted on 03/19/2014 8:13:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: aomagrat
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier on playing Georgia early in the season: "I don't know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended." Source
3 posted on 03/19/2014 8:15:27 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Full rides, stipends, free housing...still need to steal.

Tell that to the kid who is working at the canteen and a night job to make his living expenses and books all while running up tens of thousands in loans for tuition.

I bet these underprivileged youth get nothing but a few weekends doing community service.

If Obama had sons....


4 posted on 03/19/2014 8:16:18 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: dfwgator

See 3.

And FYI they are playing Clemson in the 1st game. So I guess you are right about Podunk State.


5 posted on 03/19/2014 8:16:34 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
Matthews, DeLoach and Taylor would basically take that check and deposit it through a mobile banking app. And then within a short period of time would go to a local convenience store and cash the checks. So they basically would cash the check twice," UGA chief of police Jimmy Williamson told the Macon Telegraph.

And they somehow thought they'd get away with that? Must be linemen.

6 posted on 03/19/2014 8:17:27 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Gamecock

God, I miss Spurrier, you lucky bastards.


7 posted on 03/19/2014 8:18:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Couldn’t stand the man when he was at UF.

Now I think he is a genius.

8 posted on 03/19/2014 8:19:22 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: dfwgator

Here comes the “because they’re athletes, they need to get paid” argument...


9 posted on 03/19/2014 8:20:10 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Gamecock

Funny how that works.


10 posted on 03/19/2014 8:20:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Ain’t it though.
11 posted on 03/19/2014 8:21:45 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Yo-Yo
And they somehow thought they'd get away with that? Must be linemen.

HEY! Offensive linemen are the SMART ones... If these were linemen, they'd have to be on defense. I'd bet they were WR's or DB's.

12 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:05 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Gamecock

I see Bruce Pearl is the new Auburn basketball coach, that should liven things up down there.


13 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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i’m confused because cashing the check twice guarantees you’ll get caught. so how did they think they would get away with it?


14 posted on 03/19/2014 8:23:23 AM PDT by willywill
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To: willywill

“Let the Big Dawg Read.”


15 posted on 03/19/2014 8:24:08 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Yo-Yo
Four Georgia football players, including safety Tray Matthews, turned themselves in to authorities and were arrested Monday night on multiple charges of theft by deception.

#Others arrested were wide receiver Uriah LeMay, defensive lineman John Taylor and defensive end James DeLoach.

I KNEW it!

16 posted on 03/19/2014 8:25:13 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them!)
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To: Gamecock
South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier on playing Georgia early in the season: "I don't know. I sort of always liked playing them that second game because you could always count on them having two or three key players suspended."

Spurrier, the coach who suspended Stephen Garcia 5 times and still let him play. Garcia's playing Arena Football now. Yeah The Old Ball Coach is a real one to throw stones.

17 posted on 03/19/2014 8:26:09 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort ("Don't say sh*t unless you know for sure it helps." - Raylan Givens)
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To: Gamecock

Honestly, what made them think they could get away with
it. I could see a drug addict trying to pull this off and
thinking they could get away with it but UGA collage
athletes. It must be something else. May be they think
that since Obama is king they should be allowed to get
away with it just like how the Obama gets away with the
fraud that he is. Does Obama empower the ignorant? Is
Obama giving the morons a false sense of omnipotence?
Most likely they are just real dumb people.


18 posted on 03/19/2014 8:30:12 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Leroy S. Mort
I don't the casting of stones was Spurrier’s intent.
19 posted on 03/19/2014 8:31:42 AM PDT by quadrant (1o)
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To: willywill
i’m confused because cashing the check twice guarantees you’ll get caught. so how did they think they would get away with it?

because you are not stupid... their ignorance is stupendous...

20 posted on 03/19/2014 8:32:03 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: dfwgator

Once Martin beat them in the opening game the old guy was toast. Funny that Pearl was the only candidate I heard mentioned.


21 posted on 03/19/2014 8:34:00 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: quadrant

Nah, just getting under their skin a little bit.


22 posted on 03/19/2014 8:35:28 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

He gave us fits at Tennessee, I think we beat them only once in the two years we won our titles.


23 posted on 03/19/2014 8:35:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SomeCallMeTim

Snort!


24 posted on 03/19/2014 8:38:25 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: quadrant
I don't the casting of stones was Spurrier’s intent.

He's too interested in his golf game to worry about drunk quarterbacks and loafing DE's.

25 posted on 03/19/2014 8:39:39 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort ("Don't say sh*t unless you know for sure it helps." - Raylan Givens)
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To: dfwgator
“Let the Big Dawg Read.”

Georgia always struck me as someplace that only had a "school" because it was required by the NCAA to have a football team. Haven for thugs and certainly no hotbed of academia.

Of course you must remember Jim Harrick Jr's exam for the phi beta kappas on the UGA basketball team that consisted of questions such as:
"How many points does a 3-point field goal account for in a Basketball Game?"

26 posted on 03/19/2014 8:40:31 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Of course, given UF’s recent track record in that department, I have little room to talk.

But still, it’s hard to resist the temptation. ;)


27 posted on 03/19/2014 8:41:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

Yo homey, I just cashed my check twice, you should do it to, right now before they figure it out.


28 posted on 03/19/2014 9:02:24 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Gamecock

Future Democrat politicians after a career in the NFL. Nothing will become of this for any number of reasons.


29 posted on 03/19/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT by sport
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To: PoloSec

THAT! LOL!


30 posted on 03/19/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: dfwgator
I see Bruce Pearl is the new Auburn basketball coach, that should liven things up down there.

Disgruntlement is building in Big Orange Country. Cuonzo's hot seat is going to warm up if the Vols lose to Iowa tonight.

31 posted on 03/19/2014 9:20:48 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Gamecock

It’s funny because it’s true.


32 posted on 03/19/2014 9:22:29 AM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Gamecock

Some of the names sound white

How quaint..


33 posted on 03/19/2014 9:25:26 AM PDT by wardaddy (ukraine......aint nobody gonna do nothing but talk and try to score political points)
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To: Gamecock

34 posted on 03/19/2014 9:43:50 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: dfwgator

A Gaytor fan dumping on Podunk St. I love it. Didn’t Podunk St and everyone else beat Fla last year in Football?


35 posted on 03/19/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: Gamecock

How did it work out for you last year Rooster?


36 posted on 03/19/2014 9:47:31 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: dfwgator

Yup. They are always suspended for a nothing game. There is no way they would suspend them from the South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M or LSU games.


37 posted on 03/19/2014 9:48:36 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Gamecock

He’s a genius. How many SEC championships has he brought to Columbia? Even he isn’t a magician.


38 posted on 03/19/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT by armydawg505
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A Gaytor fan dumping on Podunk St. I love it. Didn’t Podunk St and everyone else beat Fla last year in Football?

Who cares about football, we're a basketball school now.

39 posted on 03/19/2014 9:49:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: armydawg505

And where were they before he got there? It’s not just about winning championships...he has them competitive every year.


40 posted on 03/19/2014 9:50:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It’s almost as bad as North Carolina’s diploma mill!


41 posted on 03/19/2014 9:51:09 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Georgia always struck me as someplace that only had a "school" because it was required by the NCAA to have a football team. Haven for thugs and certainly no hotbed of academia.

To be fair part Georgia disciplines its players more often and more harshly than most other football factories. Other schools around the South East are sprinkled with players kicked out of Georgia for behavior issues.

42 posted on 03/19/2014 9:59:06 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Rather than Son of Liberty, I think your reflection on your parents is down the scale considerably.


43 posted on 03/19/2014 10:01:09 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: dfwgator

After your round ball team loses four seniors this year will you claim to be a tennis school?


44 posted on 03/19/2014 10:04:04 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

Three back to back 11 win seasons.

How many ganes has your team won?


45 posted on 03/19/2014 10:04:36 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: RetiredArmy

Georgia’s first game in 2014 is Clemson, second game is South Carolina. I agree, nothing games.


46 posted on 03/19/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

Nah, a Women’s Gymnastics School. ;)


47 posted on 03/19/2014 10:07:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

How many SEC Championships in those years? Make it easier, how many Eastern Championships in those years? At least you can claim the state of SC championships those years.


48 posted on 03/19/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

And what has your team done?

You almost sound like a Clemson Tiger.


49 posted on 03/19/2014 10:10:11 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

My what brilliant minds to not realize that cashing a check twice would be discovered in very short order, future lawyers, politicians and sports announcers in training.


50 posted on 03/19/2014 10:27:01 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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