It’s been an eventful two-week period for Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs.
First, the team triumphed over Auburn in a SEC Championship Game rematch in Atlanta, vaulting the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff for the first time since its inception. While that is obviously a (very) good thing for the Georgia program, things have flown off the rails a bit since that victory.
From there, starting linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested on marijuana-related charges just hours after the victory and, shortly thereafter, wide receiver Jayson Stanley also ran afoul of the law to compound matters. Now, after something of a “break” in between the legal action, the Macon Telegraph is reporting that true freshman linebacker Latavious Brini has been arrested.
Brini’s arrest is reportedly for first-degree felony forgery and he was booked at 6:16 pm ET before being released at 9:23 pm ET on Tuesday in Clarke County. His bond was set at $5,700 and Brini has reportedly been released at this time.
While Brini is not the on-field force of someone like Patrick (he has not played as a true freshman), this is a serious charge and it will be interesting to see how Smart and the program handle this rash of legal issues. The Bulldogs will, of course, face off against Oklahoma on Jan. 1. Stay tuned.