Back in February, former Georgia receiver Demetris Robertson removed a parking boot from his car, a felony charge, but now the state has decided to drop the charges against the receiver, who has since transferred to Auburn.
On Wednesday, the Henry County district attorney’s office dismissed a charge of interference with government property that Robertson faced, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Robertson had already resolved misdemeanor theft charges in Athens-Clarke County after repaying the university the $725 cost of illegally removing the parking boot.
“The victim in the case, the University of Georgia, did not want to pursue charges because Mr. Robertson paid full restitution to the university for the damaged property,” Henry County District Attorney Darius Pattillo said in a statement released Wednesday, per AJC.
The newspaper reports the charges stemmed from an incident in which Robertson’s 2017 Dodge Charger was “booted” by school parking officials for illegally parking in an East Campus deck. Robertson is said to have removed the booted tire from his vehicle and then had the wheel clamp removed from the tire at a location in Henry County sometime later.
The sixth-year senior entered the transfer portal in June and announced last week he was transferring to Auburn. There, he will play for the Tigers’ first-year coach Bryan Harsin and former UGA offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, the newspaper reports. Georgia will play Auburn on Oct. 9 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
This will be the second transfer in Robertson’s career — the 5-star prospect out of Savannah Christian first signed with California over Georgia in 2016.
He was named a freshman All-American for the Bears after catching 50 passes for 767 yards and seven touchdowns but was injured as a sophomore in 2017 and transferred to Georgia ahead of the 2018 season.
Robertson was a regular in the Bulldogs’ receiver rotation the past three seasons but struggled to replicate the production he had as a freshman in the Pac-12. After catching only 12 passes for 110 yards in 10 games last season, he left Athens having totaled 42 receptions for 443 yards and three touchdowns, according to his bio. He also had 10 rushes for 161 yards and one touchdown in his Georgia career.