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Georgia football player Rara Thomas was arrested early Monday morning.
The former Mississippi State standout receiver was booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail on charges of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor battery – family violence, according to jail records. He was taken into custody and booked shortly after 4:00 am. He bonded out Monday afternoon, according to CBS Sports.
Rara Thomas faces serious allegations.
Details on the situation continue to be incredibly sparse, and there’s little to no information publicly reported about what allegedly happened.
OutKick has reached out to the Georgia Bulldogs, and will update you with any further information the program provides.
While OutKick has not heard back from Georgia, the athletic department did release the following statement to the Athens Banner-Herald:
We are aware of a reported incident involving conduct by one of our student-athletes. While we are limited in what we can say about the incident, the report is disappointing and not reflective of the high standards we have for our student-athletes on and off the field. In addition to following internal Athletic Association policies, we will be working closely with our administration to ensure we cooperate fully with all law enforcement and campus protocols.
It’s worth noting the false imprisonment charge is a felony, which means it carries serious weight.
Georgia law indicates a conviction on a false imprisonment felony charge carries a sentence of up to a decade behind bars.
That charge would definitely indicate this is an incredibly serious situation.
Thomas transferred to the Bulldogs after spending last season at Mississippi State under Mike Leach. He had seven receiving touchdowns and 626 receiving yards. Make sure to keep checking back for the latest updates as we have them.