Georgia DB Chad Clay dismissed from team after second arrest
Freshman defensive back Chad Clay has been dismissed from the Georgia football team after being arrested for the second time in three months, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Clay was booked on a misdemeanor theft charge on Wednesday after another student reported his $30 Apple headphones had been stolen.
“Unfortunately, Chad will no longer be a part of our football program,” coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. “It is very disappointing, and we wish him the best in his efforts to continue his education.”
Clay was previously arrested in April on two felony charges of having a weapon in a school safety zone and second-degree criminal damage to property after he and teammate Julian Rochester shot a BB gun in a dorm room.
Despite his arrest, Rochester remains on the team as his case is still pending. Smart has not disclosed whether he will be suspended.
Clay was a four-star recruit who Scout.com ranked as the No. 1 cornerback recruit from Georgia.