ATHENS — Former Georgia basketball player Brandon Morris, on probation for a marijuana arrest last year, has been arrested and charged with a felony twice in the past week: Monday in Athens and last Thursday in DeKalb County.
The more serious charges were in DeKalb County, where Morris was charged with two felonies: financial transaction card theft and firearm possession by a convicted felon, according to the DeKalb County online judicial system. The details of the charges and the circumstances were not immediately known.
In Athens, Morris was charged with filing a false police report, a misdemeanor, as well as a felony for probation violation. Morris was booked into Athens-Clarke County jail on Monday at 2:40 p.m. and remained in jail as of Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.
He was also charged with a probation violation, having received probation for his arrest last summer on a felony charge of possessing marijuana. Morris was kicked off the basketball team the day after his arrest and transferred to Cal-State Bakersfield, a team in the Western Athletic Conference coached by former Georgia State coach Rod Barnes.
Morris was a two-year starter at Georgia at small forward, and was the team’s third-leading scorer in 2013-14, averaging 8.6 points per game. He played at Miller Grove High School in Lithonia.