UPDATE: Two UGA Freshmen Football Players Released on Bond, Face Felony Charge for Shooting BB Gun in Dorm Room

Georgia freshman football players Julian Rochester and Chad Clay were released from Athens-Clarke County Jail Tuesday morning on a $2,000 bond. Each player stands accused of two felonies on charges related to shooting and possessing a BB gun in their dorm room.

— Original story, posted April 12, 2016, @  8:36 a.m. —

Rochester and Clay were each charged Tuesday morning on counts of possessing a weapon on school property along with criminal damage to public property in the second degree, according to a police report.

Defensive lineman Julian Rochester and cornerback Chad Clay were booked on two felony counts. As of this story’s publication, both are still incarcerated.

“I’m disappointed with the poor judgment of Julian and Chad,” head coach Kirby Smart said in a press release. “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.”

The weapon charge is related to a BB gun, and received a disposition of no bond. Each player has a bond of $5,000 for the criminal damage charge.

Clay was booked at 12:13 a.m. and Rochester was booked at 12:29 am. Both were arrested by university police.

The two appear to be roommates, as both are listed with the same on-campus dorm address.

We’ll have more updates as they come.


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