Redshirt sophomore defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested on Thursday night on a simple battery charge, according to the Athens-Clarke County jail log.
Brini was booked at 8:18 p.m. and released on $1,850 bond at 10:19 p.m the same night.
The defensive back from Hialeah, Fla. played in just five games this past season after redshirting his first year at Georgia. Brini signed with Georgia as a member of the 2017 class, and is listed at 6-foot-2, 208 pounds.
This is not the first time Brini has gotten in trouble, as he was arrested in December of 2017 on a felony charge of forgery. Those charges were eventually dropped.
As for his football future, Brini was passed on the depth chart by Otis Reese last season at safety, in addition to sitting behind Richard LeCounte and J.R. Reed. Georgia also brought in 4-star safety Lewis Cine as a member of the 2019 signing class. Brini appeared in five games during the 2018 season and made just one tackle all season.
Georgia has already had one safety transfer this offseason, as Deangelo Gibbs transferred to Tennessee back in January. Another Georgia safety, Tray Bishop, has also put his name in the transfer portal. Bishop was arrested in May of 2018 last summer for filming a sexual act without the other party’s permission.
Georgia Kirby Smart has issued a statement: “This type of behavior is extremely disappointing and not representative of the standards for our football student-athletes. His discipline will be handled internally and hopefully good lessons will be learned that will lead to better choices moving forward.”
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