It just doesn't feel like spring football until a Georgia player or two get arrested.
Four players from the Mark Richt Country Club were arrested Monday night and charged with misdemeanor theft by deception.
Basically what happened was the players were depositing their regularly-scheduled stipend checks on their mobile phone banking apps, then taking them to a local convenience store for immediate cashing. In other words, cashing the checks twice. One other player, wide receiver Uriah LeMay, attempted to cash a roommate's already-cashed checks.
LeMay was charged with four counts of theft by deception. Tray Matthews, a safety, was charged with three counts of theft by deception. Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach, both defensive linemen, were each charged with two counts of theft by deception.
I am not sure how they thought they would get away with this silly petty crime. No punishment has been announced at this time.
Matthews is a starting safety for the Bulldogs. Taylor and DeLoach played back-up roles in 2013 while LeMay redshirted.