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Georgia football: Two UGA freshman arrested on felony charges

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Early Tuesday morning, two freshman members of the Georgia football team found themselves in trouble with the law on gun related charges.

Julian Rochester and Chad Clay were both charged with having a weapon in a school zone, and criminal damage in the second degree. The charges, related to shooting and possessing a BB gun, are both felonies.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart addressed the arrests in an official statement early in the morning.

“I’m disappointed with the poor judgment of Julian and Chad,” Smart said in a statement.  “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.”

It remains to be seen how seriously the players will be punished.

Per the report, the players were shooting cups in their dorm room with a BB gun. The gun left marks on the dorm and throughout the room. Unfortunately, the immature and poor decision is a crime and the players must now face the consequences.

Hopefully everyone learns from their mistakes.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Athens-Clarke County Sheriff’s Department

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