Saturday, February 23, 2013

Georgia tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith arrested for filing a false police report over "stolen" textbooks.

It's "Mark Richt has lost control of..." time again. This one involves a player's arrest that's strange even for Georgia's standards. Bulldog tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith was arrested on Friday night after filing a false report to the UGA police claiming his textbooks had been stolen.

In reality Flournoy-Smith has sold his textbooks to an Athens-area book buying company.

“He went through this whole story of his books being stolen,” (UGA police chief Jimmy)Williamson said. “We started looking into it and it was determined that the books were not stolen. He had taken his own books down to a local book buying company and sold them back to them.”

Williamson said that Flournoy-Smith, who just completed his freshman season, appeared to have filed the false police report because there was a process with the Athletic Association in which Flournoy-Smith had to explain the lost textbooks.

“Once it was determined the books had never been stolen, that he had actually sold them for money for himself, that’s when we took out a warrant for filing a false police report,” Williamson said."
Flournoy-Smith faces "a misdemeanor charge of filing a false report of a crime." He was released early Saturday morning on $1,000 bond. Don't expect Mark Richt to be a happy camper on Monday.

(via The Athens Banner-Herald)