Georgia defensive tackle Julian Rochester reportedly will have charges from a BB gun incident in April 2016 dismissed if he completes a pretrial diversion program.
As reported by the Athens Banner-Herald’s Marc Weiszer on Monday, Rochester has entered into the 12-month program that will result in charges being dropped from an incident in which police say Rochester and Georgia teammate Chad Clay used a BB gun to cause $1,085 worth of damage.
Per Weiszer, Rochester’s record will be “restricted.” That means no one except law enforcement officials, the courts or some governmental agencies will be able to see the record when Rochester completes the program. Weiszer reports that Rochester paid a program fee of as much as $300, and he will have to complete community service and avoid another arrest to complete the program successfully.
Rochester had six starts with 36 tackles last season.