Four Georgia Players Back at Practice after Arrest

Published on 19-Mar-2014 by Stacey Mickles
Football - NCAA / NCAA Football Daily Review

Four Georgia Players Back at Practice after Arrest

Just as the Masters in Augusta is a spring tradition, so is the arrest of Georgia football players.

And the Bulldogs kept true to their image yet again.

You'd think the coaching staff would wise up to that old saying about those who disregard the past being doomed to repeat it.

Monday, four University of Georgia football players were arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception.

Safety Tray Matthews, receiver Uriah LeMay, defensive linemen James DeLoach and Jonathan Taylor who were all booked in Athens-Clarke County Jail just 18 hours earlier were all at practice Tuesday.

Once again head coach Mark Richt had to issue a statement explaining why the four players were allowed back at practice despite their arrest.

According to the Georgia Student-Athlete handbook:

“The Head Coach is responsible for imposing whatever discipline measures he/she deems appropriate.”

In other words, this is not a university issue.

“It will be handled in an appropriate way,” Richt saidTuesday.

And apparently the proper way is to let the players come back to practice, at least for now.

If you know Richt and Georgia players' arrest records, this won't be the last time he'll have some 'splaining to do this year.

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