ATHENS ― Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested Tuesday night on a felony charge of forgery in the first degree. The details were not immediately known.
Brini was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail at 6 p.m. and released about three hours later on a $5,700 bond. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is listed as the arresting agency.
Brini has not played this season and would be eligible for a redshirt. He dealt with a hamstring injury during the preseason.
A 3-star prospect per the 247Sports composite rankings, Brini committed to Georgia on National Signing Day in February from Mater Academy Charter School in Hialeah Gardens, Fla.
He is the third Georgia player to be arrested since Georgia won the SEC championship on Dec. 2. Linebacker Natrez Patrick and wide receiver Jayson Stanley were arrested the night of the game in Barrow County, Patrick on a misdemeanor marijuana charge and Stanley on misdemeanor marijuana, DUI and speeding charges.
This is also the seventh known arrest of a Georgia player this season. Patrick also was arrested in October on a misdemeanor marijuana charge. Tailback Elijah Holyfield and receiver Riley Ridley were arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges earlier in the year, and defensive lineman Justin Young had a traffic-related arrest during the early part of the season.