Kirby Smart doesn’t have time for this shit.

Not good:

Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested Tuesday evening on a first-degree felony forgery charge, according to an Athens-Clarke County jail log.

Brini was booked at 6:16 p.m. and released at 9:23 p.m. He was issued a bond amount of $5,700, with a total of $5,000 listed under the bond remarks section. Arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, this forgery charge is listed as a felony.

He’s a redshirt, so on the field it means nothing as we head towards the Rose Bowl.  But it’s certainly a distraction Smart would prefer not to have on his plate right now.


UPDATE:  The details aren’t great.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department alleges that Brini and a man named Trevon Shorter used a fake $100 bill to purchase $8 worth of merchandise and received $92 in change on July 14. It wasn’t realized until later that the currency used was fake as the bank the store uses rejected it.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, Georgia Football

24 responses to “Kirby Smart doesn’t have time for this shit.

  1. 81Dog

    Sucks for the kid if he did it, but stealing 5 large isn’t the same as smoking weed. No one should assume he’s guilty, but if he is I guess that frees up a scholarship.


  2. dawgman3000

    Oversigning is important.


    • W Cobb Dawg

      Kirby probably has a 5 star DB with an LOI in-hand waiting to take his roster spot. Not good timing on Brini’s part at all.


  3. Dolly Llama

    Forgery could be many things. I’ll be interested in seeing the details about this one, and I hope to God this won’t turn into some “Free the Florida Nine”-type situation.


  4. Andy

    Forgery in the 1st means he had an intent to defraud when he possessed or made a false writing, other than a check, and uttered said writing. (Utter means he used it or presented it for some purpose.) It’s a 1-10 year felony.


  5. J-Dawg

    Why are players always arrested at the worst possible time? Any more info on Patrick & Stanley or their punishment? On a different subject; any word on Sony’s injury or whether he’ll be a go for the Rose Bowl?


  6. Mayor

    Alleged forgery. Alleged. Until there is a resolution suspend the kid. That’s all.


  7. old dawg

    Maybe the current COA payout (around $4.000) needs to be more…bad behavior is bad behavior so I wonder what compelled the player to risk getting caught? Going forward, if more money goes to the players, where does it end?

    CFB already lives in an arms race for any recruiting edge out there…I don’t know the answer.


  8. lakedawg

    Scholly numbers getting real tight right now and there has to be some attrition between NSD Feb and 85 day before summer workouts end. Bad for Brini , but much bigger fish out there to be reeled in.


  9. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    After reading the article, some items seem weird. The store is Pet Supplies, and he lived in a campus dorm, the address he gave when he set up his rewards account. What kind of pet can you have in a campus dorm? Goldfish? The $100 fake bill gets passed to make an $8.00 purchase while he is with someone else, but he sets up the rewards account at that time, and comes back to make a purchase on his valid debit card and gets recognized by the cashier. There has to be more to this than we are being told so far.

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    • Cojones

      Either the store employee is a genius or they don’t see very many customers over a weeks time. Of course, the employees memory may have been kept aglow after the $100 bill turned out to be bogus. Bogus bills nowadays have another level of security to pass with the woven identifiers, so this represents the ability of present counterfeiters to get by the store check. Brini’s actions actually caused the attention to him since he used a false name when applying for store rewards. The store employee that remembered it is on the ball.

      This happened to my wife (who worked for city hall) years ago after accepting a bogus bill that was found to be one of many distributed throughout a 3-county area thought to be tied to a visiting fair. She couldn’t id which person gave it to her, so she was questioned closely.


  10. Hobnail_Boot

    At least he did it before signing day.


  11. DawgPhan

    The false identify sounds bad in this case, but could just be that he made up a name for a rewards card to save a couple bucks on dog food.


  12. Debby Balce

    Maybe he did not know the bill was fake?


  13. penalty for 1st degree is now 1 to 15 but this a bullsh*t case. If the bill was good enough to fool the cashier why wouldn’t we assume it was good enough to fool Brini. The fact that he previously gave a false name for rewards points is equally subject to explanation. I know I have been offered discounts if I would apply for a rewards card. When I realize that they want all kinds of personal information (especially my e-mail) I become Weyman C. Wannamaker Jr. The hundred dollar bills all look like friggin foreign currency now IMO. Plead not guilty and demand a jury trial.


  14. DawgPhan

    seems like a weird story all around. I also hate that he got charged with a felony for what basically amounts to stealing $100 if proven guilty.


  15. 69Dawg

    Wonder what the Secret Services has to say about this? It is after all a federal crime when it involves US currency. He could have very well gotten it when he cashed his monthly stipend check.


  16. Shit like this and the weed arrests could cost us a nice opportunity! So dumb! So selfish! Such a distraction!


    • Macallanlover

      Dumb, selfish, and a distraction seem fair descriptors but I don’t think this will cost us an opportunity. We have the ability to win without any of these guys, shame they will likely miss a great experience. Also a shame it could well cost them a spot on the next couple of teams and a spectacular time to be a football player at UGA. Imaging telling your friends and children/grand children the stories Sadly they may have cost themselves that magnificant memory for a few pennies and/or moments of artificial bliss. We have a line forming for their place, we will be fine, they will be wishing they had used their brain. Sorry, but actions have consequences….perhaps not every time, but eventually you will be stained.