Georgia transfer wide receiver RaRa Thomas was arrested early Monday morning and charged with a felony and a misdemeanor. Here is the latest on Thomas.
As reported yesterday, wide receiver RaRa Thomas, who transferred to Georgia recently from Mississippi State, was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery and felony false imprisonment.
Since yesterday more details have emerged via DawgNation.com and other sources.
Per the latest reports, Thomas allegedly caused bodily harm to a female and stood in front of her dorm room door, not allowing her to leave. Bail was ultimately set at $1,850 at 12:35 pm on Monday.
The Univesity of Georgia has released the following statement about the situation involving Thomas:
"“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.”"
Thomas himself posted this now-deleted statement on his Facebook page:
"“Y’all know I’m not that type of person. I know better than that my momma taught me well! I’ll never EVER put my hands on a female!! Gots to get away from social media.”"
While there is still a lot to sift through and sort out, any time a player is charged with a felony it’s serious business to the school and program. Georgia’s initial statement amounts to nothing more than an acknowledgment, and there will likely be more coming from the school as the legal process plays out.