Skip to comments.4 UGA football players arrested on theft charges
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
Translation: "I'm suspending them for the first half of our game against Podunk State."
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....
And FYI they are playing Clemson in the 1st game. So I guess you are right about Podunk State.
And they somehow thought they'd get away with that? Must be linemen.
God, I miss Spurrier, you lucky bastards.
Now I think he is a genius.
Here comes the “because they’re athletes, they need to get paid” argument...
Funny how that works.
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.
I see Bruce Pearl is the new Auburn basketball coach, that should liven things up down there.
i’m confused because cashing the check twice guarantees you’ll get caught. so how did they think they would get away with it?
“Let the Big Dawg Read.”
#Others arrested were wide receiver Uriah LeMay, defensive lineman John Taylor and defensive end James DeLoach.
I KNEW it!
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.
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.
because you are not stupid... their ignorance is stupendous...
Once Martin beat them in the opening game the old guy was toast. Funny that Pearl was the only candidate I heard mentioned.
Nah, just getting under their skin a little bit.
He gave us fits at Tennessee, I think we beat them only once in the two years we won our titles.
He's too interested in his golf game to worry about drunk quarterbacks and loafing DE's.
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?"
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. ;)
Yo homey, I just cashed my check twice, you should do it to, right now before they figure it out.
Future Democrat politicians after a career in the NFL. Nothing will become of this for any number of reasons.
Disgruntlement is building in Big Orange Country. Cuonzo's hot seat is going to warm up if the Vols lose to Iowa tonight.
It’s funny because it’s true.
Some of the names sound white
A Gaytor fan dumping on Podunk St. I love it. Didn’t Podunk St and everyone else beat Fla last year in Football?
How did it work out for you last year Rooster?
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.
He’s a genius. How many SEC championships has he brought to Columbia? Even he isn’t a magician.
Who cares about football, we're a basketball school now.
And where were they before he got there? It’s not just about winning championships...he has them competitive every year.
It’s almost as bad as North Carolina’s diploma mill!
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.
Rather than Son of Liberty, I think your reflection on your parents is down the scale considerably.
After your round ball team loses four seniors this year will you claim to be a tennis school?
Three back to back 11 win seasons.
How many ganes has your team won?
Georgia’s first game in 2014 is Clemson, second game is South Carolina. I agree, nothing games.
Nah, a Women’s Gymnastics School. ;)
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.
And what has your team done?
You almost sound like a Clemson Tiger.
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.