Redshirt freshman defensive back Tray Bishop was arrested earlier this week on charges of felony eavesdropping/surveillance.
Bishop was booked into Athens-Clark County on Wednesday afternoon and released an hour later after posting a $5,700 bond.
A complaint on April 28 by a university female student, stated that Bishop recorded a sex act without her permission on November 5, 2017, a day after Georgia beat South Carolina. Georgia officials are aware of the incident, but have not announced any decisions of his future at Georgia.
“Certainly it’s disappointing when a player or any other young person under our charge is arrested, and we don’t condone any illegal or improper behavior,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Friday, via a team spokesperson.
“That being said, university policies are being followed. We are investigating the matter and it’s important that we gather all information relevant to the situation before we determine what policies may come into play. Then we can take appropriate action if necessary.”
Bishop, from Dawson, Georgia and a former U.S. Army All-American, was expected to compete for significant playing time this season. The former Terrell County High quarterback has the size (6’3”, 193 pounds) and athleticism to be a contributor to the Dawg’s defense but this legal situation could jeopardize his opportunity at Georgia.