Malkom Parrish, who finished up his UGA football career in the 2017, was arrested on a gun-related charge on Wednesday.
Parrish was charged in connection with an incident that happened on UGA’s campus — at the Ramsey Student Center. He was charged with Carrying a Weapon in a School-Safety Zone and Reckless Conduct, per the Athens-Clarke County police. Parrish was booked at shortly after midnight and released on Wednesday around 2:13 pm.
At the student center’s basketball court, a UGA employee “found a bookbag with a loaded revolver and extra ammunition at the student center’s basketball court,” per OnlineAthens.com’s Joe Johnson. “A university police officer took the bag to the police station, where Parrish later showed up to retrieve it. Police kept the gun and ammo as evidence. Parrish was given his bag and everything else that was inside.”
Parrish is from Quitman, Ga., and played cornerback for UGA from 2014 to 2017. It was Parrish and safety Dominick Sanders that were trying to cover Alabama receiver Devonta Smith on the Crimson Tide’s game-winning touchdown for the 2017 national championship.