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Why was Georgia’s Rodarius Thomas arrested?

Fresh from a second straight College Football title winning season, the Bulldogs must now concern themselves with the off-field behavior of one of their new recruits and things don’t look good.

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Fresh from a second straight College Football title winning season, the Bulldogs must now concern themselves with the off-field behavior of one of their new recruits and things don’t look good.

The talented wide receiver has now found himself on the wrong side of the law, for what appear to be less than savory allegations. Though there are naturally questions surrounding his future in football, this is now a question of the future of his life.

Georgia recruit Rodarius Thomas arrested for domestic violence

According to reports on Monday, Georgia’s new wide receiver, Rodarius “Rara” Thomas, was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning and charged with felony false imprisonment and domestic family violence (first offense). As per Athens-Clarke County jail records, Thomas was booked at 4:04 a.m. ET.

If his name sounds familiar, that’s probably because Thomas was one of the hottest new players to transfer to Georgia following the recent conclusion of the regular season. Standing at 6-foot-2 and 200-pounds, the Mississippi State product led his school’s receivers last season with 626 yards and seven touchdowns on 44 catches. What’s more, is that it wasn’t a flash in the pan either. A native of Eufaula, Alabama, Thomas’s freshman year was equally as stellar with 18 catches for 252 catches and five touchdowns.

Rodarius Thomas was meant to bring a change for Georgia

What’s interesting about Thomas’ acquisition, is that along with ex-Missouri wide receiver Dominic Lovett - who also led his team in receiving last year - they were a clear indication in a shift in Georgia’s ethos. Consider for a moment that despite their second consecutive national title run, Georgia only had one of its receivers among its top pass catchers. Indeed, head coach Kirby Smart managed to win a title this year without a single transfer, but it goes without saying that Smart knows that’s not sustainable. As things stand, it’s unclear how this will affect Georgia’s plans going forward, but one has to imagine that Thomas’ situation does neither himself nor the school any favors.

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