ATHENS, Ga. -- Four University of Georgia football players were arrested on multiple counts of theft by deception on Monday.
According to the Athens-Clarke County Sheriff's Office, Tray Matthews, Jonathan Taylor, James DeLoach and Uriah LeMay were booked at Clarke County Jail and released on Monday night.
According to the police report, 11 student tuition checks drawn on the UGA Athletic Association account had been presented for deposit or cashed twice. Seven of the checks were deposited into three different Wells Fargo accounts, while the remaining four were deposited into a JPMorgan Chase account and then presented for cash or deposit through a Wells Fargo account. Each check was worth $71.50.
Head coach Mark Richt issued the following statement: