UPDATED: Felony Arrests for Two UGA Football Players

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UPDATED: Felony Arrests for Two UGA Football Players

Julian Rochester
Julian Rochester
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

 
 
Freshman football players Julian Rochester and Chad Clay were arrested and charged with 2 felonies each early this morning. Jason Butt of Macon.com first reported the arrests.
 
 
As of 7:00 this morning, it appears from jail records that both are still incarcerated.
 
 
Some (unofficial) reports indicate that the weapon may have been a pellet gun or some type of air rifle that was discharged inside of an apartment. If so, it seems that the charges could be reduced latter.
 
 
Rochester’s high school confirms the air gun.
 


 
 
Further details emerge:
 
 


 
 
Here is the official UGA press release:
 

University of Georgia freshmen Julian Rochester and Chad Clay
were arrested Monday night on charges related to possession of a BB gun and
property damage.
 
“I’m disappointed with the poor judgment of Julian and Chad,” said UGA head
coach Kirby Smart. “We expect full compliance with the policies of the
University and of our football program from all our student-athletes.
Information is still being gathered but they will be disciplined in an
appropriate manner.”

 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.