Four Georgia players arrested on theft by deception charges

On the eve of the first spring practice, Georgia had four players arrested on multiple charges of theft by deception, according to

Georgia’s chief of police Jimmy Williamson confirmed the victim was the UGA athletics department.

Safety Tray Matthews, defensive linemen James DeLoach and Jonathan Taylor and receiver Uriah LeMay were all arrested.

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LeMay is facing four misdemeanor counts of theft by deception, while Matthews is facing three counts. DeLoach and Taylor are facing two counts each. All four were booked into jail from 8:40 p.m. to 9:22 p.m., and they all bonded out late Monday night at $1,500 per charge.

Mark Richt’s statement regarding the arrests, “I’m aware of the situation and it will be handled in an appropriate way.”

According to Seth Emerson at the MaconTelegraph, Matthews, Taylor and DeLoach were charged with double-dipping their stipend checks. LeMay was charged with taking his roommates’ deposited stipend check and cashing it.

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