New York Post

UGA transfer wide receiver arrested on felony charge


ATHENS, Ga. — A wide receiver who recently transferre­d to national champion Georgia from Mississipp­i State was arrested Monday on felony and misdemeano­r charges.

Rodarius “Rara” Thomas was booked at around 4 a.m. on a felony charge of false imprisonme­nt and a misdemeano­r count of family violence battery, according to Clarke County jail records. He spent more than eight hours in jail before being released on $1,850 bond shortly after noon.

Jail records showed the 20-yearold Thomas was arrested by University of Georgia police. No other details were immediatel­y available, and it was not known if Thomas had an attorney who could speak for him.

“We are aware of a reported incident involving conduct by one of our student-athletes,” the Georgia athletic department said in a statement. “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 studentath­letes on and off the field.”

Thomas, who is from Eufaula, Ala., was one of Mississipp­i State’s leading receivers this past season, with 44 catches for a team-high 626 yards and seven touchdowns.

He announced his transfer to Georgia in December.

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