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Report: Georgia DB Latavious Brini Arrested On Felony Forgery Charge

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Brini was arrested for an alleged incident in July.

Georgia freshman defensive back Latavious Brini was arrested on a first-degree felony forgery charge, according to multiple reports.

He was released on $5,700 bond.

Per the Macon Telegraph, Brini was arrested for allegedly using a fake $100 bill to purchase $8 worth of merchandise and receive $92 worth of change at Pet Supplies Inc. in Athens on July 14.

It wasn't realized until later that the currency used was fake after the bank the store uses rejected it.

An Athens-Clarke County police representative stated that at the time of the transaction, Brini opened a rewards card with Pet Supplies Inc. under a false identity.

Eight days later on July 22, Brini entered Pet Supplies Inc. and used his own debit card for a purchase. The cashier notified the manager that the suspect who used the fake bill was in the store and linked Brini's debit card purchase to a separate rewards system account under his own name, which contained his UGA campus dorm room address.

Brini, a former three-star recruit, is redshirting this season for the Bulldogs. He is the third Georgia player arrested since the team won the SEC title less than two weeks ago. Natrez Patrick and Jayson Stanley were previously arrested on marijuana-related charges.

Georgia will face Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN.