You can’t make this up – Georgia has dismissed another secondary player. This time, it’s rising sophomore Tray Matthews.
With Josh Harvey-Clemons and Shaq Wiggins off the team, the Bulldogs’ secondary was already looking a little thin, and then Mark Richt hit the Bulldog Nation with this bomb.
“We are trying to make room for guys who want to do things right“, Richt said.
Matthews refused to mention why he’d been dismissed, saying that he “couldn’t talk about it right now”. He also tweeted that he could end up playing for Auburn or Louisville. Matthews had been arrested for three counts of theft in the off-season, in a charge relating to double-dipping on scholarship checks, Macon.com has reported.
Matthews, who started six games for the Bulldogs as a true freshman, had 36 tackles, 1 interception, 1.5 tackle for loss and 4 passes broken up.
BOTTOM LINE: New DC Jeremy Pruitt’s holes at secondary get worse. What was strange is that the booting of Matthews seems opposite to what Richt said about Matthews last week, when he said “he thought the player was “on a turning point of maturing some, and becoming a very dependable guy. I’m not saying he is a dependable guy, or has been at this point. But I have a feeling that that’s his desire to become that. And he needs to. It’s time“, according to Macon.com. He must have been pretty unrepentant in his latest interview to infuriate Richt so much that he booted him.
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