In a report by the AJC, Tray Matthews admitted a classroom disruption caused his dismissal two days ago.
Social media was buzzing about a possible incident with a professor Wednesday, but Matthews denied an altercation with the teacher. However, he didn’t deny having a boisterous and distracting conversation with a fellow Georgia athleteTuesday.
“We were just going back and forth on something and then the teacher just basically said, ‘Y’all be quiet, y’all are always talking.’ And that’s the only thing that happened,” Matthews said. “And the teacher was just, ‘Get out,’ and I was like, ‘Sorry, he just keeps talking to me. I wasn’t disrespectful to the teacher at all.
Matthews also said his arrest earlier this year on theft by deception charges also played a part, but he said he was leaning towards transferring anyway.
“That’s basically the reason why I got kicked off though,” Matthews said of the classroom incident. “That’s what [coach Mark Richt] told me basically. … Yeah, I think it’s kind of some of the arrest stuff, too, though. But I was basically, I was leaving anyways, I just hadn’t put that in the media.”
Much hype was given to Matthews when he enrolled early with Georgia, and he struggled to stay healthy his freshman season, stemming from a hamstring injury. He became the fourth defensive back casualty for the Bulldogs in just this offseason.
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