Arrests Leave Four in Limbo

ATHENS - Georgia opens spring practice today, but it remains to be seen what the future holds for the four players arrested on Monday night.

Tray Matthews, Jonathan Taylor, James Deloach and Uriah LeMay all deposited already-cashed athletic department checks into their accounts this spring.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said in a statement to Dawg Post: "I'm aware of the situation and it will be handled in an appropriate way." Richt is scheduled to meet with the media today after practice ends around 6:30 PM. DeLoach, Matthews and Johnson are not scheduled to be available to talk with the media until Thursday, but it is not clear if they will be made available as Georgia customarily does not make injured players or players suspended for any game available to the press. LeMay, who is a redshirt freshman, is not scheduled to appear before the media this spring.

According to reporting by the Athens Banner-Herald the foursome deposited $71.50 checks for a total loss is valued at $786.50 to the UGAAA.

LeMay, unlike the other three, allegedly took a roommate's checks and double deposited them four times. Matthews, DeLoach and Taylor deposited their own checks multiple times. LeMay is facing four misdemeanor theft by deception charges; Matthews is facing three; while Taylor and DeLoach are facing two.

Matthews is rumored to be in the most hot water regarding the event. It is unclear what discipline could come from Mark Richt on the matter, but former Bulldog Ty Flournoy-Smith transferred out of the program after a somewhat similar misdemeanor charge last spring. He is now on Alabama's roster.

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