5-Star WR recruit barred from visiting UGA

Five-star wide receiver recruit Darnell Salomon plead guilty last week to charges stemming from an incident at last year’s “Dawg Night” camp for University of Georgia prospects. Salomon was accused of entering an unlocked suite belonging to two female UGA students in July of 2014 and stealing an iPhone and a wallet containing cash and credit cards.

Salomon entered the guilty plea on June 19.

The senior from Miami, Florida plead guilty to a first-degree burglary charge and was given first offender status and five years’ probation. He was also sentenced to 320 hours of community service and must pay restitution to both victims.

In addition, Salomon must also undergo a substance abuse evaluation and any indicated treatment. He is barred from Oconee County and Athens Clarke-County, except to complete his sentence, according to the Clarke County District Attorney’s Office.

This ruling means Salomon is barred from visiting Athens, except to complete his community service.

The judge, however, made an exception for football games in which Salomon may be playing for a visiting team. Salomon is also required to write a letter of apology to UGA coach Mark Richt.

In an interview with UGASports.com earlier this month, Salomon claimed to have already written the apology letter.

Salomon must complete half of his community service hours within the next year (80 hours in Athens and 80 hours in South Florida), then will have another year to complete the other half, again, divided between the two locales.

The incident resulted in Georgia dropping the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wideout from their recruiting board, but Salomon’s attorney, Freddrell Green, said he did not feel the ruling would bar his client from accepting a scholarship from UGA, should they offer one.

Salomon is the No. 4 ranked wide receiver in the class of 2016, according to 247Sports.

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